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POSTED AT 09:10 AM 30-04-2019

IGP sent on Compulsory Leave

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has been sent on Compulsory Leave over the investigations on the Easter Sunday attacks.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said Senior DIG C.D.Wickramaratne has been appointed as the new Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP). President Maithripala Sirisena requested Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando to hand in their resignations on April 24, due to their failure to notify the relevant institutions and officials regarding the intelligence reports on the terror threat.

The President blamed them for failing to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings despite receiving prior warnings of a possible attack.

Based on the President’s directive, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigned from his post as the Defence Secretary on April 25.

Camelia Nathaniel