CID records Sirisena’s statement on his claim of knowing Easter Sunday terror mastermind




By Norman Palihawadane and Hemantha Randunu

The CID yesterday recorded a statement for nearly seven hours from former President Maithripala Sirisena on his controversial statement that he knows the mastermind behind the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks.

Sirisena arrived at the CID Headquarters around 9.50 am yesterday, and was interrogated until evening.

The team of interrogators comprised an ASP.

Sirisena arrived at the CID with some of his party supporters, including SLFP’s current General Secretary Sarathi Dushmantha.

Following last Friday’s statement, various parties and individuals complained to the CID, demanding the immediate arrest and questioning of Sirisena.

Public Security Minister Tiran Alles, on Saturday, instructed IGP Deshabandu Tennakoon to launch an investigation into Sirisena’s claim immediately. On Sunday, Sirisena announced that he would be present at the CID on Monday morning to give a statement.