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Sri Lanka: CID questioned female model on calls received from detained journalist Keerthi Rathnayke

Model Chula Padmendra who was involved in controversial incident at the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant said that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) recorded a statement from her on Saturday.

She said that she was summoned to the CID to question about Keerthi Ratnayake, a journalist who is currently in custody.

Keerthi, a defence and political analyst at Lanka e-News was arrested for allegedly giving information to the Indian Embassy in Colombo concerning a possible terrorist attack.

Speaking to the media after giving a statement to the CID, she said she came and gave a statement to the CID over a phone call which she had with the journalist Keerthi Ratnayake.

“I was contacted by many journalists including foreign journalists on the aftermath of the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant. I have not even met Keerthi Rathnayake, and it is unfair to question me over a phone call that I had had with him,” she said.

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