Sri Lanka, Dec. 3 -- The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has commenced an investigation into a recent media briefing conducted by former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne along with two persons where they made controversial statements.

The Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne has been informed on the matter by the CID.

On the 10th of November this year, Senaratne had called two persons named Anthony Douglas Fernando and Athula Sanjeewa Madanayake for the said press conference who made controversial statements and allegations regarding purported incidents of certain abductions, assassinations, robberies and forced disappearances in the past.

Considering a request made by the CID, the chief magistrate has ordered several medi...