The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today named former Parliamentarian J. Sri Ranga as a suspect regarding the investigations over the incident of setting fire to President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s private residence in Colombo.
Accordingly, Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage issued an order directing the Prison Authorities to produce J. Sri Ranga before Court on May 3.
Former MP J. Sri Ranga is currently in remand custody for allegedly influencing the witnesses of a fatal traffic accident in Vavuniya in 2011.
A group of protesters had torched President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s private residence on July 9, last year causing extensive damages to the property.(Lakmal Sooriyagoda)