Colombo, Aug 15 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s former first lady, Shiranthi Rajapakse was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department on Tuesday over the murder of a former national rugby player.
Shiranthi, was escorted into the CID by her husband and former President Mahinda Rajapakse after she was summoned to provide a statement.
She is due to be questioned over the alleged use of a defender vehicle belonging to her Siriliya Saviya Foundation, an NGO chaired by her, which was used during the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen.
A protest was held outside the CID headquarters in Colombo by supporters of the Rajapakse family, with protesters blaming the government for carrying out a political witch hunt against the former first family.
Thajudeen, a former Rugby captain, was killed in Colombo in May 2012 in what appeared to be an accident, but it was later ruled as a murder, with the accident staged.
Mahinda Rajapakse’s second son, Yoshitha Rajapakse has also been questioned over Thajudeen’s murder in the past. He has denied all allegations linking him to the murder.
Yoshitha has been summoned to appear before the Police Crimes Unit on Wednesday.