BY ISHARA RATHNAKARA
Three persons including former Navy Commander Jayanath Colombage have been questioned and statements obtained by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) regarding the incident of Additional Secretary to the Minister of Home Affairs……Vajira Abeywardena and former Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Damayanthi Jayaratne going overseas while an investigation was underway regarding the Avant Garde incident.
The CID has already obtained information from the Department of Immigration and Emigration regarding the Air travel details and records in connection with the trip abroad of Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Sujatha Damayanthi Jayaratne.
According to those records the CID has discovered that, former Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Damayanthi Jayaratne has left for overseas on 12 December 2015 using passport bearing number OL 5652285.
The CID has conducted a special investigation in connection with the Avant Garde incident regarding Bank Accounts of Damayanthi Jayaratne.
They have discovered that she has five accounts at the People’s Bank, nine accounts at the Sampath Bank and an account at the Bank of Ceylon as well.
The CID is engaged in carrying out further investigations.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has decided to obtain the assistance of Interpol regarding future investigations into the Avant Garde incident which created much controversy within the country.