Colombo Telegraph

Whitevanning; Mervyn Silva Is A Liar: CID Tells Colombo Chief Magistrate

The CID informed courts today that former Minister Mervyn Silva had lied about making a complaint to the CID on white van abductions.

Mervyn Silva

A State Counsel and a CID officer told Colombo Chief Magistrate that Silva had not made a complaint with CID over white van abductions implicating former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The CID said that Silva had only given a letter but it was not a complaint. The letter also did not have and credible information, the CID said.

Following this revelation the Colombo Chief Magistrate ordered the CID to produce any documents given by Silva.

The Magistrate made the order when three Habeas Corpus applications filed by relatives of three missing people were taken up in courts.

They had urged the Court that a magisterial investigations be conducted based on revelations made by Silva.

Earlier Silva publicly accused the former Defence Secretary of been the mastermind behind the white van abductions which occurred during the former regimes time.

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