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Assassination attempt on President

Sufficient evidence to prove DIG’s involvement - DSG

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate that there was sufficient evidence to prove that former TID DIG Nalaka Silva had conspired to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and SSP Prasanna Alwis.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake ordered the CID to submit a report on the summary of evidence against Nalaka Silva before the next calling date.

DSG Dileepa Peiris appearing on behalf of the CID stated that there was sufficient evidence to suggest the involvement of the former DIG over the assassination plot based on the information received from Namal Kumara.

Attorney Ajith Pathirana appearing on behalf of Nalaka Silva informed court that the CID has not submitted sufficient evidence against his client to be remanded.Counsel Pathirana also pleaded his client be granted bail.

DSG Peiris further stated that the CID had commenced an investigation into the link between DIG Nalaka Silva and musician Amal Perera. DSG Peiris also informed that musician Amal Perera had met former DIG Silva on July 21, 2016.

DSG Peiris stated that DIG Nalaka Silva had arrested drug kingpin Makandure Madush in 2011 and detained for 18 months under TID custody.

“When Amal Perera arrived at the former DIG’s office, a police constable who was on duty at the time had asked him the reason for his visit.The former DIG had been furious at being asked such a question and had taken disciplinary action against him,” DSG Peiris informed court.

DSG told court that few voice recordings which have been recovered from the Director of Anti-Corruption Movement Namal Kumara by the Data Expert Company in Hong Kong were distorted.

Former DIG Nalaka de Silva has been allegedly accused of plotting to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and SSP Prasanna Alwis.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake ordered to remand former Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) Director DIG Nalaka de Silva till March 19.


 

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