Drug baron Wela Sudha’s case: CID questions Duminda Silva
February 10, 2015 10:45 am
Parliamentarian Duminda Silva has been questioned for nearly six hours by the cops attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with his alleged involvement with the drug baron ‘Wela Sudh’, a senior police officer said.
The source said Silva has been summoned to the CID to record a statement. ‘Further legal measures will be taken accordingly’ he added.
Earlier, the CID obtained a court order to probe the bank accounts of Silva, after ‘Wela Sudha’ testified he paid money to the politician, the Police Spokesperson said at a press conference.
Wela Sudha, who was arrested in Pakistan and later deported to Sri Lanka, has told the CID that he paid Rs. 2.5 million to the Parliamentarian as a commission.
The CID also interrogates the drug kingpin under a three months detention order on the details on how he managed to carry out drug related operations from Pakistan.
Wele Sudha fled the country after the police launched open inquiries into his activities in 2010.
Wele Sudha’s assets including two luxury apartments, two houses in Bagatalle Road, two houses in Pannipitiya and Madiwela, 16 perches land in Dehiwala and 14 perches in Nedimale had been confiscated by the Colombo High Court.