'Mani advocated foreign intervention'
CID officials probing into the conduct of former director of
International Centre for Ethnic Studies Dr. Rama Mani told Colombo Chief
Magistrate Court that documents stored in her personal computer give an
indication that foreign intervention is required to solve Sri Lanka's
A special CID team probing her conduct on complaint made by SCOOP
chief Prof Rajiv Wijesinghe informed the court that documents stored in
her computer imply that Sri Lanka is in need of foreign intervention to
solve its problems. Sergeant Wasala Jayaratne of the CID stated her visa
has not been extended by the Emigration and Immigration Controller while
this investigation was in progress and as a result she had left the
country. Sergeant Ratnayake stated that they conducted a comprehensive
investigation over this matter on the information that she has posed a
severe threat to the country's sovereignty and national security. He
stated that the CID recorded statements from the employees of the Non
Governmental Organisation in which Dr. Mani was the executive Director.
The CID also pleaded the Court to stop the investigation against her as
she had already left the country.
Considering the submissions by the CID officials Additional
Magistrate Kavindya Nanayakkara ordered the CID to file a complete
report over their investigation on March 11, 2009.