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* CID to record a statement from former president regarding abduction of Journalist Keith Noyahr
Wed, Aug 15, 2018, 12:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 15, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department has informed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa that they will visit his residence in order to record a statement regarding the abduction and assault of Journalist Keith Noyahr.

The CID has informed that they will visit the former President on the 17th of August.

It has been reported that the summons signed by the Senior DIG of the CID Ravi Senevirathne had been handed over at the official residence of the former President in Wijerama Mawatha Colombo 7.

The CID has already recorded statements from former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

Keith Noyahr, the former defense writer and the Associate Editor of English weekly The Nation was abducted by unidentified men on 22 May 2008. He was found a day later badly beaten and with head injuries. Noyahr left the country following the attack.

The CID last year arrested eight suspects including six army personnel in connection with the journalist's abduction and assault. Former Chief of Staff of Army, retired Major General Amal Karunasekara is one of the suspects.

 

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