Bandula briefs CID on controversial garlic deal
BY Thameenah Razeek
The CID recorded a statement for about four hours on Friday (24) from Trade Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena regarding an alleged incident where two containers holding 54,000 kg of garlic belonging to Lanka Sathosa was removed and sold to a third party.
The Minister was questioned following a recent statement by a Director of the Consumer Affairs Authority and Dr. Gunawardena's appeal to the IGP addressing the incident. The Minister had also provided a file to the CID including information and documents from every statement made by the relevant official to the Media.