Sarath Fonseka Leaves CID After Giving Four Hour Statement On Journalist Keith Noyahr's Abduction

September 25, 2018


Former Army Commander field marshal Sarath Fonseka left the CID premises, a short while ago, after giving a four hour statement to the CID over the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr.

Fonseka was summoned this morning by the CID as he was the Commander of the Army at the time Noyahr was abducted.

The CID had already recorded statements from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya over the incident.

Fonseka had previously stated that the attacks against journalists were carried out by a special squad operated under the former Defence Secretary, under the previous government.

Fonseka has reportedly maintained the same position in his statement to the CID.

However, Joseph Michael Perera, then a UNP MP, speaking in Parliament in 2009 pointed finger at Army Commander Fonseka over attacks against journalists.

Noyahr, the former Deputy Editor of the now defunct Nation newspaper, was abducted near his house in Dehiwala and tortured overnight.

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