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CID questions Uthayan Editor .

The Editor of the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper was questioned by the CID yesterday following a news story referring to Army Commander Jagath Jayasuirya

The CID had asked the Chief Editor of the newspaper to visit the CID head office in Jaffna at 9.30 am yesterday. The Editor of the newspaper Mr. Premanand had represented the news paper during the inquiry which lasted 4 hours, sources said.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the a special team of the CID from Colombo, had recorded a statement from the regarding a news story that was published in the newspaper.

DM

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