LTTE international forces behind CID IP Nishantha Silva – Former President | Daily News

LTTE international forces behind CID IP Nishantha Silva – Former President

International forces of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were behind the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) IP Nishantha Silva, who fled the country last year, former President Maithripala Sirisena informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the Easter Sunday Attacks.

Testifying before the Commission on Wednesday, the former President said that he received number of complaints from several Buddhist monks, military and intelligence officers regarding the investigation carried out by IP Nishantha Silva.

"As the President, I had to decide whether I'm allowing IP Nishantha Silva to continue those investigations. Most of the people complained that the investigations led by him were biased," former President added.

The former President added that former IGP Jayasundara had sent a letter to the National Police Commission regarding the transfer of IP Nishantha Silva with referring the facts presented at the NSC meeting. “It was a serious mistake done by a responsible Senior offcer,” he added.

The Commissioners questioned the former President why he had re-appointed IP Nishantha Silva to the CID after transferring him to the Negombo Police Station.

The former President said that he received objections from former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, various ministers, and several NGOs regarding the transfer of IP Nishantha Silva, and he canceled the Nishantha Silva's transfer because of those issues.