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Dr.Pakiasothy detained for 20 minutes at airport

pakyasothi.jpgExecutive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives Dr. Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu was detained and questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and later released at the Bandaranayaka International Airport upon his return to Colombo from United States early this morning.

Upon his arrival at  the  Airport  CID officials questioned him  for about  20 minutes before letting him free. The CID had  questioned  Dr. Saravanamuttu regarding the former convener  of the Free Media Movement Sunnanda Deshapriya.

Dr. Saravanamuttu  last month had lodged a complaint with the Police over a death threat .

Meanwhile, Airport authorities who detained  him at the airport have said the CID had wanted to question  Dr. Saravanamuttu since Feburuary.

Dr. Saravanamuttu who was a former director  to the  Transparency International Srilanka  is one of the leading human rights activists in the country.

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