Reports state that Minister for Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara has instructed IGP Chandana Wickramaratne to immediately investigate the complaint against State Minister Lohan Ratwatte lodged at the CID.
The Prisoners’ Rights Protection Committee has filed the complaint seeking the immediate arrest without warrant of the State Minister and the rule of the law implemented.
The complaint to the CID also seeks legal proceedings against Prisons Commissioner Thusara Upuldeniya and Prisons spokesman Chandana Ekanayake, stating that they should be arrested for trying to cover up the actions of the state minister.
The complaint states that making death threats with a pistol is a punishable offence under the Offensive Weapons Act (No. 18 of 1966).