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DIG Rohana, Police spokesman again

Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Attorney Ajith Rohana has been appointed as the new Police Spokesman.

DIG Rohana served as the Police Spokesman prior to 2015 and he is presently the DIG of the Police Law and Discipline Division. According to reports, the change of Police Spokesman was due to questionable statements made to the media by SSP Jaliya Senaratne about the release of Riyaj Bathiudeen, brother of former Minister and ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen. The suspect, who was arrested in connection with Easter Sunday attacks, was released last week citing lack of evidence to proceed on legal action against him.

Irrigation Minister and Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management State Minister Chamal Rajapaksa said in Parliament on Tuesday that the Police Spokesman’s comments on Riyaj Bathiudeen were improper.