SSP Nishantha de Zoysa has been appointed as the new Director of the CID, the Police Headquarters announced.
This is the third official appointed to this post in 11 months under the SLPP government established by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as President.
Under the new government, the first person to be appointed to this post was W. Tilakaratne who was in charge of the security of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
He was later transferred to the Ministerial Security Division. Subsequently, Prasanna Alwis, who had been the Director of the Terrorism Investigation Division, was appointed as the Director of the CID. With the new appointment of Nishantha de Zoysa, Prasanna Alwis has been re-attached to his old post.
Shani Abeysekera, who was the Director of the CID before the new government came to power, has been remanded.