MP Manusha Nanayakkara, SJB Media Spokesman, has been summoned to appear before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), on the request of contributing to an investigation undertaken by the Department.
The MP has been summoned to appear on September 20 by the Officer in Charge of the Forensic Laboratory of the CID related to the information gathering carried out at the CID Computer Forensic Audit Unit.
MP Nanayakkara, however, has stated that his response to the request will be on the advice of a lawyer, in the event that the CID has not disclosed any information of the investigation into which he was summoned.
Accordingly, the MP said in a Facebook remark that he will act on the instructions of Thisath Wijayagunawardena PC and Farman Cassim PC pertaining to the investigation.
MP Nanayakkara’s response:
I have been notified to appear before the CID for information regarding an investigation being carried out by the Computer Forensic Division of the CID. But I have not been informed as to what complaint I will be summoned for or what kind of investigation they are going to conduct.
I remind that I am always bound to give my fullest assistance in giving evidence in connection with any legitimate inquiry conducted by an Authority of Investigation and to proceed with those inquiries. However, further legal advice should be sought regarding a summons issued without proper details of the investigation taking place.
In consultation with Hon. Sajith Premadasa, Leader of Samagi Jana Balawegaya, I will take further action on the legal advice of President’s Counsels Thisath Wijayagunawardena and Farman Cassim.