CID grills website editor

By Norman Palihawadane

The CID on Monday questioned editor of the LankaXnews and Sri Lanka Mirror web sites, Ruwan Ferdinandez, for seven hours and recorded his statement.

Ferdinandez mentioned in the reports filed by the CID in connection with the Lankamirror and Sri LankaXnews websites case had been summoned to the Police headquarters and questioned by two IT experts of the CID, police sources said.

The questions had ranged from issues connected to funding sources, content providers and accounts maintained in banks for the operations of those sites, sources said.

Ferdinandez has been interrogated on a directive given by the Colombo Additional Magistrate.

He has been asked to report to the CID again tomorrow for further questioning.

CID personnel raided the offices of both LankaXnews and Sri Lanka Mirror at Pitakotte on June 24 and arrested their employees and took into custody seven computers.

All nine employees arrested were enlarged on bail.

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