Colombo University analysing voice of TID DIG

By Maheesha Mudugamuwa


The Colombo University is analyzing the voice on the recorded telephone conversation believed to be that of the DIG in charge of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID), Nalaka De Silva, Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management Minister Duminda Dissanayake said.

The University is attempting to verify if the voice is that of the DIG or someone else.

Dissanayake told reporters today that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is expected to complete the investigation into the allegations against the DIG within a week.

Dissanayake said that CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekera had told him that the investigation would be completed within a week and the identification of the voice on the recorded telephone conversation was currently being conducted by a specialist team of the University of Colombo.

In a rare press conference held in Kandy, last week, by a social movement named the Anti-Corruption Force (Dushana Virodhi Balakaya) Director Namal Kumara alleged that DIG De Silva had been plotting to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa with the help of notorious drug kingpin, Makandure Madush.

IGP Pujith Jayasundara ordered an investigation against DIG De Silva to be conducted by the Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) but later the investigation had been given to the CID.

On Monday, the police announced that DIG De Silva had been temporarily transferred to the Police IT Division under the instruction of the IGP Pujith Jayasundara.

Minister Dissanayake said that he was surprised why the DIG De Silva had not yet been interdicted as the allegations that were leveled against him included plotting to assassinate the President.

Meanwhile, the Law and Order Ministry has recommended to the Police Commission that the DIG be sent on compulsory leave till the investigations are over.