TID rifles to be sent to Govt Analyst

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had taken charge of two LMG rifles from the custody of the TID and have obtained an order from the Colombo Fort Magistrate to submit the two rifles to be inspected by the Government Analyst.

This is following investigations into allegations of a conspiracy to assassinate the President and the former Defence Secretary, Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

DIG Nalaka de Silva and the Director (Operations) of the Anti-Corruption Force Namal Kumara were ordered to appear before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court on Monday (8).

The order was issued by the court when the case filed with regard to the ongoing investigation into the alleged assassination plot targeting President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was taken up yesterday.

Namal Kumara, convening a press conference exposed the alleged telephone conversation recordings between himself and DIG Nalaka Silva where they discussed a plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

These recordings are currently being examined by the Government Analyst to determine if the voice on the recording matches that of DIG Nalaka Silva. Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara said that the Government Analyst’s report is expected in a few days.

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