Sep 28, 2021

PM tells not to summon scribes to CID over garlic scam

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed not to summon journalists who reported on the infamous garlic scam, to the CID.

Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma stated this after the issue of journalists being summoned to the CID was raised at this morning's (28) Cabinet briefing.

Minister Alahapperuma said they regret this incident and as a government, reject it as something that should never have happened.

Minister Alahapperuma also said that minister of Public security - Sarath Weerasekara had assured that CID officers will not be sent to media institutions in this manner.