6 more senior police officials to be taken in!

6 more senior police officials to be taken in!

6 July 2019 10:46 am

Six more senior officials in the Police Department, including senior deputy inspector generals and deputy inspector generals, are to be arrested in connection to investigations probing Easter Sunday attacks, reports say.  

The said senior officials are being targeted for apprehension due to their failure to prevent the bombings taken place on Easter Sunday (April 21), when they had been prewarned about the coming attacks.   

Accordingly, police officials who were in line of duty on April 21, including Senior Deputy Inspector General in charge of Western Province, Deputy Inspector General in charge of Colombo, Deputy Inspector General in charge of the northern of Western Province and Senior Inspector General in charge of Negombo division, will be arrested, as instructed by Attorney General Dappula de Livera. 

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayyasundara, who has also been arrested in connection to the investigations, is currently being treated at the Police Hospital of Narahenpita. 

MIAP