Feb 24, 2017

Noyarh ordered to attend identification parade Featured

The suspects in the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyarh are to be produced for an identification parade on March 03.

Mt. Lavinia additional magistrate Lochana Abeywickrama Weerasinghe issued the order when the suspects, three Army personnel, were produced before her by the CID yesterday (23).

The court also ordered that Noyarh should attend the identification parade, adding that a second identification parade would not take place.

The suspects were remanded.

Meanwhile, the Citizens’ Organizations Collective says there is information to indicate that ex-defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is behind Noyarh’s abduction.

The military intelligence officers involved have confessed to having consulted Gotabhaya during the kidnapping, Chamira Perera of the Collective told journalists in Colombo.

However, he declined to answer questions by journalists about the sources for his claim.