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Tillakaratne questioned in Fonseka case

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain and Opposition member, Hashan Tillakaratne, was questioned by the police and his house searched in connection with the investigation against former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka, reports Sutirtho Patranobis.

cricket Updated: Mar 04, 2010 00:37 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain and Opposition member, Hashan Tillakaratne, was questioned by the police and his house searched in connection with the investigation against former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka.

Fonseka was arrested on February 8 for alleged conspiracy and treason and is in military custody. A top officer of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) told HT that they had information that Tillakaratne was harbouring Fonseka’s son-in-law, Danuna Tillekeratne, who is on the run.

“We had information that Hashan was harbouring Danuna in a house in Peliyandala (a Colombo suburb). We didn’t need a search warrant, as there is already an arrest warrant against Danuna. The house was searched but the fugitive wasn’t there. Later, Hashan came on his own and we recorded his statement,’’ the officer said.

The police are looking for Fonseka’s son-in-law because of his alleged involvement in a company dealing with arms. It was alleged that Fonseka, during his tenure as Army Chief, favoured Hicorp Company, the US-based company owned by Danuna.