Former Minister Rajitha’s media secretary fled Sri Lanka due to CID crackdown

Criminal Investigations Department has revealed the former media secretary of Minister Rajitha Senaratne has fled the country soon after an anticipatory bail application was filed to prevent the arrest for the serious exposure made with media on white van abductions.

The drivers of the white vans in a statement given to CID has claimed the media conference and the makeup along with necessary prepping was done by media secretary M.I. J. Wijenaike alias Malith. It was found that he has fled the country to avoid possible arrest.

Police believes Wijenaike could be the centre of focus in order to revel important facts about the white van abductions and the investigations are underway. During the last few days Wijenayake’s house was checked and his parents were interrogated.

Wijenayake was arrested some years ago at the Katunayake International Airport on his return from abroad after releasing some controversial photographs of President Maithripala Sirisena and his family who was on an official visit engaged in wasting public money for private requirements.