The+CID+informs+Court+about+the+contacts+between+Amal+Perera+and+Nalaka+de+Silva.+Investigations+continue+to+ascertain+whether+Madush+is+involved
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 19:26
The CID informs Court about the contacts between Amal Perera and Nalaka de Silva. Investigations continue to ascertain whether Madush is involved
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The CID informed the court today that it will investigate the contacts between popular vocalist Amal Perera and former DIG Nalaka de Silva. Nalaka de Silva in on remand in connection with VIP assassination plot while Amal Perera is detained by Dubai police on narcotics charges.

The President Maithripala Sirisena and former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa assassinate plot case were taken before Colombo Fort magistrate Ranga Dissanayake today.

The OIC of the murder investigation division, CI Ranjith Munasinghe told the court that the ongoing investigations reveal former DIG Nalaka de Silva and Amal Perera have maintained some relationship.

Accordingly, Amal Perera has visited Nalaka de Silva at the latter’s office on July 21st in 2016.

He further stated that a constable who enquired Amal Perera as to why he wanted to meet the former DIG was disciplined instantly by Nalaka de Silva and transferred him to Mt.Lavinia police station.

The Chief Inspector also told that he would communicate with Dubai Police and explore the possibility to record a statement from Amal Perera.

Amal Perera, together with criminal gang leader Makandure Madush are currently detained by Dubai police on narcotic charges.

Later, the Magistrate ordered to further remand Nalaka de Silva and the Indian national who is also on remand in connection with the same assassination plot until February 27th.

Meanwhile, the man who handled money for a criminal gang leader and drug peddler Kanjipani Imran has been arrested from Maligawatta today.

It is reported that STF has seized heroin in the possession of the suspect during a special raid conducted to arrest him.

Meanwhile, STF seized a Van and a Prado Jeep from the house of the stepmother of the mistress of Makandure Madush today.

STF seized these two vehicles during a raid conducted at Gonawala in Pamunuwila, Kelaniya.
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