Key member of Government behind Keith Noyhar’s assault

Monday, 17 September 2018

The Joint Opposition (JO) claims a key member of the current Government in behind the assault on journalist Keith Noyhar in 2008.

The JO noted that on the 17th of August 2018, the CID obtained a statement from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa about the 2008 abduction, assault and release of Keith Noyahr.

It said that in the days that followed, there was an attempt on the part of Government politicians, the state media, websites connected to the Government and by some NGO activists, to allege or insinuate that the former President was involved in the Keith Noyahr incident.

A few weeks after that, on 12 September, the CID obtained a statement from former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapsksa as well, about the Noyahr incident.