Minister of Public Security – Rear Admiral (Retd) Dr. Sarath Weerasekara, has instructed the IGP to conduct an immediate investigation on CID officers who failed to comply with a directive not to question newspaper editors and journalists.
In addition, the IGP was instructed by the Minister to transfer the investigations on the Garlic Scam from the Peliyagoda Special Crimes Investigations Unit to the Criminal Investigations Department.
Speaking at the Cabinet briefing held yesterday (28), minister of Mass Media – Dullas Alahapperuma stated that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed not to summon journalists who reported on the infamous garlic scam.
Regardless, a special investigations team from the CID has gone to the Lankadeepa head office at Hunupitiya Cross Road yesterday itself.
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