Friday, 6th August 2021

Law toughens on DIG Nalaka de Silva

HT Agency

Sri Lanka: The former TID DIG Nalaka de Silva has been interdicted on the recommendations of Law and Order and Public Administration Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara.

The Minister had issued the recommendation to the Police Commission yesterday to interdict the DIG who was implicated in an alleged conspiracy to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

The Minister’s recommendation was sent to the National Police Commission for implementation, bearing Law and Order Ministry Secretary Padmasiri Jayamanne’s signature, on the instructions of Minister Maddumabandara.

The Law and Order Minister said based on information that has been revealed regarding the alleged plot and the involvement of the DIG, the decision was taken to interdict him, to facilitate a more independent investigation. CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekera said Nalaka de Silva has been summoned to the CID at 9.00 am today.

Although he was summoned to the CID last Tuesday, he had notified the CID through his lawyer that he was unable to attend due to a personal obligation.

SSP Abeysekera said a statement would be recorded from Nalaka Silva based on information they had derived from the phone call recordings and the information gathered from investigations conducted so far.


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