Keith Noyahr abduction: Magistrate allows CID to question GR & SF


Mount Lavinia Additional Magistrate Lochana Abeywickrama yesterday authorized the CID to question former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka on the abduction and torture of senior journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008.

Earlier the CID had informed Abeywickrama that they needed to question Rajapaksa and Fonseka over the incident. The CID will question Rajapaksa and Fonseka in the coming days.

Meanwhile Director of Military Intelligence at the time of the incident, Amal Karunasekara arrested over the abduction was granted bail yesterday on three sureties of Rs 10 million each by two executive grade state officials and a family member. Karunasekara and the three persons who act as sureties were also prohibited from foreign travel.

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