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* CID questions Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini for a third day today
Mon, Nov 22, 2021, 12:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 22, Colombo: Leading Catholic priest, Reverend Father Cyril Gamini Fernando has been summoned to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for the third day Monday to give a statement regarding the complaint made by the Director of the State Intelligence Service, Suresh Sallay.

Father Cyril Gamini Fernando accompanied by his lawyer arrived at the CID at 9:30 this morning.

The CID also questioned the Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini at length on two previous occasions on November 15 and 16.

Several Catholic priests are currently staging a silent protest in front of the CID against the measure to question the leading priest, Newswire reported.

Director of State Intelligence Service, Major General Suresh Sallay on October 25 lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) against, Reverend Father Cyril Gamini over a number of malicious allegations purportedly made by the priest and others in connection with the Easter Sunday attack in 2019.

Father Cyril Gamini participating in a forum through Zoom on 23 October 2021 regarding the Easter Sunday attack has reportedly alleged that the Sri Lankan intelligence units had provided financial and other vital assistance to the leader of the National Thowheed Jamath, Saharan Hashim, who led the suicide attacks on Easter Sunday in 2019.


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