Alleged Plot To Kill President Sirisena: IGP Directs CID To Take Over Investigations Into DIG Nalaka Silva

September 14, 2018

IGP Pujith Jayasundara has directed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to take over investigations into DIG Nalaka Silva, the head of the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID). 


The investigation was previously handled by the Police Special Investigations Unit. 


The Police started investigations into the TID DIG after an organization affiliated with President Maithripala Sirisena revealed an alleged plot to kill the President and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. 


The organization, speaking to media, said some audio clips relating to the alleged plot had already been handed over to the Police Commission for further investigations. 


They alleged DIG Nalaka Silva was involved in the alleged plot and his voice could be identified in the said audio clips. 

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