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* Case against Chief of Defiance Staff to be heard on April 03
Wed, Jan 16, 2019, 01:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 16, Colombo: Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today (16) ordered to take up the case filed against former Navy Commander and current Chief of Defense Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne on April 03.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) also informed the Court that they inspected the rooms of Admiral Wijegunaratne's former quarters in the Navy Headquarters and found that he is still staying in the rooms without authorization.

The CID further informed the court that investigations are being carried out into analysis of the telephones relevant to the case and that details will be reported to the court in the future.

Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne has been accused of harboring former Navy lieutenant Commander Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath, who is the main suspect in the case of abduction of 11 youths, and abetting him to evade arrest.

Lieutenant Commander Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi was arrested on August 13 by the CID for the abductions and disappearances of 11 youths in Colombo and adjoining areas in 2008-2009 period.


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