Law And Order Minister Requests Police Commission To Send DIG Nalaka Silva On Compulsory Leave Until End Of Inquiries

September 19, 2018

Law and Order Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara has requested the Police Commission to send DIG Nalaka Silva on compulsory leave to facilitate an independent prove into the alleged assasination attempt on President Maithripala Sirisena. 

DIG  Silva, who is now under investigation over the alleged conspiracy, was previously transfered to overlook the Police IT Division. 

Before that, he was the head of the Police Terrorist Investigations Division (TID). The transfer was made by IGP Pujitha Jayasundara pending inquiry. 

The investigation into the alleged plot was previously handled by the Police Special Investigations Unit and was later transfered to the CID under directives from IGP Jayasundara. 

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

The organization, in a press conference, 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. The contract to kill Sirisena, according to them, was to be given to an underworld kingpin who is currently in Dubai.

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