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Keith Noyahr abduction

Ex-Military Intelligence Head further remanded

Mount Lavinia Additional Magistrate Lochana Abewickrama yesterday extended the remand of former Military Intelligence Head Major General (Retired) Amal Karunasekara till September 10, in connection with the abduction and assault incident of former Deputy Editor of the Nation newspaper Keith Noyahr in 2008.

Filing a further report in the Court, Senior State Counsel Lakmini Girihagama appearing on behalf of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted before the Magistrate that the OIC of the CID’s Gang Robbery Unit, Inspector Nishantha Silva sent the second reminder to the Defence Secretary to provide answers to the questionnaires provided by the CID.

SSC Girihagama also informed that the current Defence Secretary was out of the country when OIC Nishantha silva handed over the reminder. Attorney-at-Law Shehan de Silva appearing on behalf of Amal Karunasekara pleaded that his client be granted bail on a suitable condition.

“According to the statement given by the Major Bulawatta (1st suspect), he had revealed that the Baduwatta safe house has been maintained under the instructions of the Army Intelligence Director Board”, SSC Girihagama added. SSC Girihagama further stated that CID officials recorded a statement from Major Anzar attached to the Army Intelligence Unit who worked at Maradana Tripoli camp.

“Major Anzar had revealed all the details regarding the Dompe Safe House,” the SSC further added.

After considering all the matters, the Magistrate ordered the CID officials to record a statement from Amal Karunasekara regarding the submissions made by his lawyer.

The Magistrate also informed the CID officials to ask for an order if the Defense Secretary would not provide answers within the next hearing day. 


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