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May 09 violence: SLPP MP Milan Jayatilleke arrested by CID

8 months ago

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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Milan Jayatilleke a short while ago. Jayatilleke was arrested in connection to the attacks on peaceful protesters at Galle Face and Temple Trees, along with the violence that followed on May 09. Shortly before Jayatilleke’s arrest, the CID also arrested SLPP MP Sanath Nishantha over the same matter as well. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has informed the Speaker of Parliament that statements would be recorded from seven parliamentarians over the tensions near the Galle Face Green and Temple Trees on the 9th of May. Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has directed the CID to act in compliance with the directives of the Attorney General with regard to the investigations into the events that unfolded at the protest sites in Colombo last week.