Eleven suspects including former finance minister Ravi Karunanayake in connection to a bond scam occurred in 2016 were issued warrants by the Fort Magistrate Court on February 06, 2020. However, the Police could not locate the former minister's whereabouts.
Accordingly the criminal investigation unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had initiated spying on tracing the whereabouts of Karunanayake. After a course of thorough spying they were able to isolate a possible location responding to the former finance minister.
Further committing to the operation the intelligence officials of the CID had confirmed the whereabouts of Mr. Ravi Karunanayake and informed Mr. W. Thilakaratne the director of CID. Upon receiving intelligence, Thilakaratne has sought acting Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickremaratne, whom is widely known to be as equally dawdling as Thilakaratne.
Upon receiving information the acting IGP has told the CID director to obtain permission from the Prime Minister prior to making an arrest. Accordingly Mr. Thilakaratne has met with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and revealed that he located the whereabouts of Mr. Ravi Karunanayake.
The Prime Minister without giving in much to the information responded, "Oh, is that so?"
Thilakaratne in response has said, "Sir, now what should we be doing?" The Prime Minister in return, "What are you asking me for? If you know a place, go and grab him. There is nothing to ask of me."
Thilakaratne has returned to the Police Headquarters and summoned the necessary officials for which he may have consumed for about an hour and a half and raided the residence where Mr. Karunanayake was said to be hiding.
However, as they arrived in the place, the former finance minister has left the place.
The once glorious CID is currently in a state as mentioned above and the serious question is how to combat crimes in the country with having a department head dilly dallying upon receiving a tip.