Former Navy Commander Wasantha Karannagoda Arrives At CID For Second Day Of Questioning Over Disappearance Of 11 Youth

Former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda arrived at the CID premises a short while ago for his second day of questioning over the disappearance of 11 youth in Trincomalee.

Karannagoda was questioned for over 8 hours on Monday over the disappearances of 11 youth during his tenure as the Navy Commander. 

While issuing an interim order preventing his arrest, the Supreme Court last week ordered Karannagoda to give an affidavit on non-interference in the investigation and to give a statement to the CID on March 11. 

Accordingly, Karannagoda visited the CID premises on Monday morning to give a statement on the incident. 

The former Navy Commander, however, is likely to be indicted over the disappearance, along with other Navy officers who have been named suspects in the case.

Karannagoda's lawyers. last week, submitted a Fundamental Rights petition to the Supreme Court requesting an order preventing his arrest by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

According to several newspaper reports, the CID last week reportedly has named Admiral Karannagoda as the 14th suspect in the abductions case of 11 youths between 2008/09 for ransom.

Current Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne is also a suspect in the case. Karannagoda is also a former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Japan.

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