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JO: CID made part of govt. circus to divert people’s attention



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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa denied all accusations levelled against him by a team of CID interrogators when they questioned him over the 2008 abduction of Associate Editor of The Nation newspaper Keith Noyahr, according to sources.

The CID interrogators, led by Senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne, questioned the former President for nearly three hours to record his statement, at his residence in Wijerama Mawatha in Colombo, yesterday morning.

The CID team had arrived at the former President’s residence around 11.32 am and left around 2.20 pm, sources said.

The team of CID officials included its Director Shanie Abeysekera and SP BJ Tissera.

"The former President considers questioning a diversionary tactic by the government which could not find solutions for the burning problems of the people," an aide of the former President said.

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