CID informed Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris today (15th) that steps have been taken to question former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa and her second son Yoshitha Rajapaksa in connection with the changing the colour of the defender vehicle, bearing registered number WP KA 0642 that was given to ‘Siriliya Saviya’ organization by Sri Lanka Red Cross and is suspected of being used for the murder of popular Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.
The CID has pointed out that suspicion surfaces as to why the colour of the vehicle was changed twice if it was really for the use of ‘Siriliya Saviya’ organization.
After the presidential election the vehicle parked at the Habarakada residence of Jayantha Kariyawasam, the transport manager of ‘Siriliya Saviya’, was seized by the CID and investigations commenced.
The vehicle has been handed over to Red Cross Society. Meanwhile, the Commissioner General of Motor Traffic has been noticed to appear in Court on 11th November. Former social service minister Felix Perera had taken the vehicle from Sri Lanka Red Cross and has handed it over to ‘Siriliya Saviya’ organization.