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Uthayan editor interrogated by CID

The editor of the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper was interrogated for four hours by Sri Lanka's intelligence services - the CID, on Thursday, reported the news site Lanka Truth.

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According to reports in the English language Sinhala press, the editor, was interrogated over an article published regarding the Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya.

A spokesperson for the Sri Lankan police, Ajith Rohana said a special CID team from Colombo, had been drafted in to record a statement from Premanand regarding the story.

It remains unclear exactly which article the CID took such interest in, however, on July 18, an article

was published reporting on a recent interview given by Jayasuriya where he had asserted that protecting the president was the most important duty of the Sri Lankan Army.

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