Nalaka de Silva further remanded


Former DIG Nalaka de Silva, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), over the alleged VIP assassination plot, has been further remanded until May 21st.

The case against the former DIG was taken up before the Colombo Fort Magistrate today (07).

The former Director of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) was arrested by the CID on October 25, 2018, over a suspected plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Director (Operations) of Anti-Corruption Movement, Namal Kumara, on September, had revealed information of the conspiracy and the alleged conversations that he has had with former DIG Nalaka de Silva regarding the matter and other controversial topics.

The CID subsequently commenced investigations regarding the alleged conspiracy and has recorded statements from both Namal Kumara and the former DIG on multiple occasions.