CID arrests alleged ‘white van’ driver and victim

The Criminal Investigation Department(CID) has arrested two persons who have claimed to be a ‘white van’ driver and a white van abduction victim.

The two individuals revealed their alleged stories during a press conference organised by former Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne.

The white van press briefing was held in the run up to the presidential elections.

In December, the CID launched a probe into the media conference conducted.

According to the CID, investigations were launched after a complaint was lodged by an individual named Kumudu Pradeep Sanjeewa Perera.

The CID had also informed the the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne on the probe.

Considering a request made by the CID, the Chief Magistrate ordered several media outlets to submit the unedited video footage from the press conference.