Official accused of issuing fake National ID card
[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 December 2006, 12:13 GMT]
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police arrested a former Assistant Director of Department Registration of Persons accused of issuing a fake National Identity card to a suspect in connection with the abortive suicide attack on Defense Ministry Secretary Gothabaya Rajapakse, media sources said.
Mr Ranasinghe was also arrested earlier in connection with an alleged suicide attempt on the life of EPDP leader Douglas Devananda.
In that incident too one of the suspects taken into custody was in possession of a fake NIC issued by this official, sources said.
He was not charged in the Devananda incident.