Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Opposition candidate questioned by the TID

United National Party Colombo District candidate Shiral Lakthileka was questioned by the Terrorism Investigations Department (TID) today on his affiliation with former Army Commander, Retired General Sarath Fonseka during the Presidential election.

Lakthileka told The Sunday Leader that he was questioned on fund disbursements made by General Fonseka during the Presidential election campaign following information received by the General’s coordinating secretary, Senaka Silva, who is currently in CID custody.

He said that the TID questioned him on several issues in order to corroborate information they had already received from Silva.

“They asked me about fund disbursements made for work related to media during the Presidential election campaign. However, I could not respond as I did not know much,” he said.

He explained that although he was initially appointed to the General’s media committee he moved out of it after being appointed as the UNP Kotte organizer.

Lakthileka was asked to be present at the TID at 9.30 a.m. and was interrogated for about two and a half hours.

After recording his statement, Lakthileka was informed by the TID that he would be re-summoned if there were any need for clarification.

© The Sunday Leader

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