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EX DG CIABOC & Senadhipathi recording to be validated: Thalatha

Minister of Justice & Prison Reforms, Thalatha Atukorale said the leaked telephone conversation between Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and purportedly the former Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe needed to be authenticated.

Atukorale was speaking at a press briefing held in Colombo today.

“I checked the recording a short while ago.We will launch an investigation on this recording. I cannot comment until the recording is authenticated. ”

She said if the leaked telephone conversation has been proved valid, she will write to the Attorney General Dappula de Livera for an explanation.

She declined to comment on further actions to be taken until the recording was proven valid.