May 21, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded a statement from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna MP Namal Rajapaksa for nearly 4 hours over the violence near Temple Trees and Galle Face Green in Colombo on May 9.
The CID yesterday also recorded statements for nearly five hours from MPs Indika Anuruddha, Pavithra Wanniarachchi and her husband Kanchana Jayaratne over the same incidents.
A team of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers Wednesday questioned four MPs, including former Ministers Rohitha Abeygunawardena and CB Ratnayake, regarding the unrest.
The Attorney General has instructed the IGP and the Senior DIG in charge of the CID to immediately arrest and produce in court 22 persons, including former minister Johnston Fernando and DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon, in connection with the attack on the peaceful protesters at Maina Go Gama in front of the Temple Trees and Gota Go Gama in Galle Face green in Colombo on the 9th of May.
Meanwhile, another suspect in connection with the incidents that took place in front of Temple Trees and the Galle Face has been arrested by the CID. A 43 year old man has been arrested in the Hokandara area.