Julian Bolling, a former Sri Lanka swimming champion, and businessman Jonathan Martenstyn appeared at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today to provide testimony.
The CID summoned the two individuals yesterday to come before the agency to record testimonies regarding the anti-government protests occurred on July 9th.
According to the CID, they were summoned to record testimony for a future inquiry into the July 9th event in which President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s residence was set on fire.
Julian Bolling, together with two others and Transparency International Sri Lanka, petitioned the court in June to prohibit the abroad travel of six people, including former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
The petitioners claim that the respondents identified in the petition are directly responsible for Sri Lanka’s unsustainable foreign debt, its hard default on foreign loan repayments, and the current status of the Sri Lankan economy.
They also demanded that the responders be held accountable for their unlawful, arbitrary, and unjust conduct or omissions that resulted in the current economic catastrophe.