UNP media head Mangala Samaraweera was questioned for three hours by the CID today, over a poster protesting against the controversial 18th amendment to the constitution.
Samaraweera told the press that the prolonged questioning showed the declining state of democracy in the island. The posters in question allegedly portrayed President Rajapaksa as former dictator of Uganda Idi Amin. Other posters showed a god with six heads, each head being one of the President’s siblings or sons.
Nine employees of the printing press used to print the posters are currently in custody under the Emergency Regulations.
However, Samaraweera has told the press he takes responsibility for printing the posters.