Saturday, October 17, 2009

‘Lanka’ editor taken away by the CID

The Editor of the Sinhalese language weekly “Lanka” Chandana Sirmalwatte was arrested a short while ago over a headline suggesting a serious rift between President Mahinda Rajapakse and former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka, a spokesperson for the newspaper said yesterday.

Mr. Sirimalwatte was picked up by a team of CID officials accompanied by the Homagama police at a play ground in Homagama, the spokesperson said.

Director CID DIG Nandana Munasinghe told timesonline that investigators wish to know the source of information that amounted to this particular headline in the paper’s issue of October 16.

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