AG directs CID to name ‘Mt New Diamond’ Captain as suspect | Daily News


AG directs CID to name ‘Mt New Diamond’ Captain as suspect

Attorney General Dappula De Livera had yesterday directed the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department(CID) to name the Greek Captain of the crude oil tanker ‘Mt New Diamond’ vessel as a suspect over the incident and produce him before the relevant Magistrate’s Court.

Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne told news media that the Attorney General observed that there is reasonable suspicion to name him as a suspect over the incident after considering the relevant investigations reports.

Accordingly, the Attorney General instructed the director of CID to file charges against the Captain of the vessel under the Section 25, 26, 38 and 53 of the Marine Pollution Prevention Act. No 35 of 2008 and report facts to the relevant Magistrate’s Court and obtain notices against the captain of the vessel to appear before the court.

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