Speaker complains to CID over fake letter

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has filed a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over a fake letter circulating on social media claiming it was sent by him to the Chief Justice.The letter quoted Jayasuriya as requesting the opinion of the Chief Justice on if President Maithripala Sirisena was in a situation where he could not exercise, perform and discharge the powers, duties and functions of his office. Jayasuriya said he had never sent such a letter and has requested the CID to investigate the fake letter. (Colombo Gazette)