Feb 08, 2018

Mangala calls for CID probe on forged letter

Minister Mangala Samaraweera has called for a CID probe on a letter that is currently circulating in social media.

Speaking, the minister's media secretary - Mr. Asitha Rajapakse said that the minister has requested the CID chief - Senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne to hold an investigation on this regard.

Mr. Rajapaksa was responding to queries made by us on the letter which bears the minister's name and signature.

The letter dated Feb. 02, 2018 is addressed to Mr. T.R. Balu of the British Tamils Forum and is signed as Mangala Samaraweera, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Samaraweera, who was the former minister of Foreign Affairs, was appointed as the minister of Finance and Mass Media following a cabinet reshuffle last May.

Meanwhile, taking up the matter of the letter on Twitter, deputy minister Harsha de Silva has said, "Police will track down these criminals creating chaos just for local gov elections. They will be punished."

His Tweet and the letter are shown below :

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