VIP Assassination Plot: Nalaka de Silva granted bail

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Former Head of the Terrorism Investigations Department (TID), interdicted-Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Nalaka de Silva who was in remand custody over the alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has been granted bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is currently investigating the allegations made by the Operational Director of the Anti-Corruption Movement Namal Kumara that Nalaka de Silva had been allegedly conspiring to assassinate President Sirisena and Gotabaya Rajapaksa by using underworld criminal ‘Makadure Madush’ who is being detained and interrogated under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

Nalaka de Silva was sent on compulsory leave and later interdicted by the National Police Commission (NPC) following a recommendation forwarded by the Ministry of Law and Order, while a separate inquiry is in progress over the automatic firearms of the Division that had gone missing.

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