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Shani files FR requesting to be reinstated as CID Director

Former CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekara today filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court challenging the National Police Commission’s decision to interdict him from service. He is also seeking a compensation of Rs.10 million from the respondents for violating his Fundamental Rights.

Filing this petition through Counsel Manjula Balasuriya, the former CID Director is seeking an order that he be reinstated to the position of Director of the Criminal Investigation Department. He has named the Acting IGP, the National Police Commisssion, Chairman of the National Election Commission, the Defence Ministry Secretary, and several others as respondents.

Abeysekara stated that just four days after the release of the results of the Presidential Election held on November 21, 2019, he received a telephone message informing that he has been transferred with immediate effect as the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Galle Range.

The Petitioner stated that as far as he is aware, this was the first instance in the history of the Sri Lanka Police that a Senior Superintendent of Police was appointed as a personal assistant to a Deputy Inspector General of Police. He added that, up to date, he is unaware of the reason for his transfer, and that, in the circumstances, his transfer remains as one without reason.

Abeysekara stated that a letter dated January 7, from the National Police Commission, has directed the Inspector General of Police to interdict and transfer him to the Police Headquarters with immediate effect.

The Petitioner stated that the said letter alleges that he has disrespected the Sri Lanka Police by the telephone conversation he had with former Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, and that the same conduct is amount to an offence in terms of Clause 31:1:10, which reads with Clause 31:1 of Chapter XLVIII of Establishment Code Part II.The Former CID Director further stated that even though he was interdicted and transferred arbitrarily by the respondents, up to date, he has neither been served a chargesheet, nor has a formal inquiry been commenced against him.

Furthermore, Abeysekara is also seeking an order directing the Acting IGP to restore the security arrangements provided to him prior to the November 21, 2019, until the hearing and final determination of this petition has concluded.


Shani files FR requesting to reinstate as CID Director  - [2020-07-15 16:39]

Former CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekara today filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court challenging National Police Commission’s decision to interdict him from police service.

Shani Abeysekara is seeking a compensation of Rs. 10 million from the respondents for violating his Fundamental Rights.

Filing this petition through counsel Manjula Balasuriya, former CID Director is seeking an order that he be restored to the position of Director of the Criminal Investigation Department of Sri Lanka Police.

The petitioner had named Acting IGP, members of National Police Commisssion, Chairman of National Election Commission, Defence Ministry Secretary and several others as respondents.


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