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CID probes log books of naval officers who provided security to former President

The Criminal Investigations Department told the court on Thursday that they have been informed in writing that the log books of two cabs and two cars used by the navy officers and sailors at the time of the rugby player Wasim Thajudeen’s murder are missing.

When the Thajudeen case was heard before Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage on Thursday, the CID informed the court that it was investigating information recorded in log books used by Navy officers and sailors who accorded security to members of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The CID informed that it has requested the Navy Commander to provide certified copies of the documents including the daily duty order file, vacation log, short leave log, ship office registry, sick leave registry and the training course log for the period from 1st May 2012 to 30th May 2012 but the relevant documents have not been received yet.

Furthermore, the CID informed the court that on 18 January 2016 they requested the Navy to promptly provide the log books of two double cabs and two cars used by the Navy officers during the time of the murder but they were informed that relevant log books were missing.

In addition the CID on 12 April 2018 has requested the information on the drivers of eight vehicles that entered and left the President’s House unexpectedly in the early morning hours after the Thajudeen’s staged accident and information on the officers who issued those vehicles but that information has not been provided to the CID yet, the court was told.

 

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