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Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 15:33
Chief of defence staff transferred to Walikada
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Chief of defence staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunarathna has been transferred from the Magazine prison to the Welikada Prison.

Prisons Media spokesman, Thushara Upuldeniya said that the Admiral had thus been transferred to the Welikada prison for security reasons.

The spokesman also said that the chief-of-staff had by now been detained at a special cell in the Welikada prison.

Chief-of-defence staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunararhna has been charged in connection with providing refuge to Lieutenant Commander Chandana  Prasaad Hettiarachchi, a suspect in the abduction of 11 youths.

The case regarding the abduction of 11 youths was taken up for hearing yesterday before Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake.

While the Chief-of-defence staff surrendered to court in the forenoon through a lawyer, the magistrate subsequently ordered that he be remanded till 5th of next month

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