Mervyn complains against Gota and Basil to CID


Former Minister Mervyn Silva yesterday lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, MP, and ex Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa over alleged fraudulent activities and crimes committed by them.

After making a CID complaint, the Gampaha district parliamentarian told the media gathered outside the complex that he did not believe in taking revenge on anybody, but it was they "who took revenge from him".

He asserted that he was denied the facility of a proper ministry to work in. "I complained to the CID about the killings of people such as Bharatha Laksman Premachandra and Lasantha Wikrametunge and the attacks on several private media institutions’.

He alleged that it was Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was behind the white van terror in the country. He also alleged that Basil Rajapaksa who did not have anything before coming to politics had amassed massive wealth including several hotels and luxury houses.

He claimed that Basil Rajapaksa had withdrawn millions of rupees from the Divi Neguma.

When a journalist asked about the allegations leveled against him, Silva replied, "I am ready to prove my innocence. Anybody can make a complaint against me".

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