CID summons journalist Manjula Basnayake

May 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Journalist Manjula Basnayake has been summoned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

According to Police sources, Manjula Basnayake has been summoned on Monday to record a statement.

The reason for summoning the journalist has not been revealed as yet.

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella recently accused Manjula Basnayake over one of his tweet which initially mentioned SLPP MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala died by suicide.

The death was initially reported as a suicide by all most all local and international media but why Minister Rambukwella singled out one Journalist in Parliament was raised as a concern by MP Shanakyan Rasamanickam yesterday.

Manjula Basnayake who previously worked with Swarnavahini and Hiru TV, nows runs the popular YouTube news channel News Center. (NewsWire)