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Abduction, forced disappearance of 11 youth:

Decision on former CDS, Lt. Cdr. on February 27

The Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday fixed for February 27 the delivering of his order on whether or not former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Ravindra Wijegunaratne and Lieutenant Commander Laksiri Amarasinghe are to be released from the case about the alleged abduction and forced disappearance of 11 youth in Colombo.

Wijegunaratne and Amarasinghe have been accused of aiding and abetting former Navy Lieutenant Commander Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi in the aforementioned crime.

When the matter was taken up before Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, yesterday, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed court that they have concluded the investigations into the incident.

They added that they have sought the Attorney-General’s instructions regarding future legal action. The CID also submitted a report containing a summary of evidence. The magistrate questioned the CID whether the evidence they have gathered in sufficient against the two suspects, but the officials did not give him a response.

The CID also stated that they have sought the Attorney-General's advice to take legal action against the suspects. The magistrate stated that the CID can obtain legal advice from the Attorney-General if they had sufficient evidence against the two suspects. He also stated that he will issue an order considering Section 123 of Criminal Procedure.

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