SDIG tells IGP: Acted on orders of Ministry officials | Daily News

SDIG tells IGP: Acted on orders of Ministry officials

Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon in his letter to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) had informed the IGP that he had acted in accordance with the orders of senior Public Security Ministry officials on May 9 during the attack on the Galle Face struggle.

He said that he had performed all duties and responsibilities entrusted to him as the Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province to the best of his ability.

Tennakoon in his letter had said that the attorneys appearing for the aggrieved parties had presented false information to Courts against him which was given wide publicity through the media causing grave harm to his reputation and 24 year police service.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa confirmed that Senior DIG Tennakoon had requested the IGP for 14 days leave to allow the investigations into the May 9 incidents being conducted by the CID to be carried out impartially and without any influence. Based on the directives of the IGP the investigation was handed over to the CID and travel ban was imposed on 22 persons including Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon.

SDIG Tennakoon had further stated in his letter that he hoped the CID would conduct a fair and impartial investigation and present the facts of the incident to the courts where he would be cleared of any wrongdoing. The Senior DIG had requested the IGP to grant him leave of 14 days from May 30.

The IGP had approved the SDIG’s request and granted him the leave he had applied for.


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