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Shan summoned to CCD

Chairman of Telshan Network (Pvt) Ltd., Shan Wickremesinghe has been summoned by the Colombo Crime Division to obtain a statement, reports say.
 Speaking to ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’, Mr. Wickremesinghe said that he has been informed to arrive at the CCD at 2.00 pm today (Oct. 27) to record a statement over a complaint regarding death threats received.

Reports say that the death threats have been received over comments made on the breakfast show broadcast by the network’s Isira radio channel and TNL TV channel.

‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ further learns that Mr. Wickremesinghe has forwarded a letter to embassies to enlighten them on the prevailing situation.

‘Our Radio and TV channel (TNL, TV and Isira Radio namely) has a very popular breakfast show from 7.00 am which focuses on the daily Newspapers. As you are aware, since recently, there has been several murders and manipulation of the Stock Market by drug mafia and politicians. Since we commented on this, we have been receiving death threats,’ the letter says.

In his letter, Mr. Wickremesinghe adds that he is ‘writing this letter to enlighten…about this situation in Sri Lanka and if the local police does not take any action’.

read the complete letter here SLM

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