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CID grills Piyal Nishantha for five hours

Parliamentarian Piyal Nishantha was questioned by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and a five-hour statement was recorded over an alleged false comment made by him during a television talk show.

Nishantha arrived at the CID at around 10.30 a.m. yesterday. Speaking to the media gathered outside the CID Headquarters, Piyal Nishantha said the CID had summoned him to give a statement regarding a statement he had made on a political programme on TV.

 However, he said that the next day he had made a statement correcting his previous statement. MP Piyal Nishantha was summoned to the CID after Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera requested the Criminal Investigation Department to conduct an investigation and take legal action regarding a statement the MP had made during the live talk show on a local TV channel. During the interview, the MP had claimed that 11 Security Forces personnel had died during the confrontation in Sainthamaruthu in Kalmunai, between the Security Forces and suspected NTJ terrorists, during the weekend after the Easter terror attacks. 


 

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