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Pujith and Hemasiri released on bail

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today released Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando on surety bail of Rs. 500,000 each.


AG tells Acting IGP to arrest eight Avant Garde suspects

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has issued instructions to Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C. D. Wickramaratne to arrest eight individuals implicated in the controversial Avant Garde case.


Human Rights Commission issues guidelines to Acting IGP on arbitrary arrests

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) yesterday recommended a series of guidelines to Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chandana Wickramaratne in order to avoid what it called arbitrary and illegal arrests.


AG directs acting IGP to take action against three senior DIGs

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has directed acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chandana Wickramaratne in writing to take disciplinary action through the National Police Commission against the Western Province Senior DIG, the STF Commandant and National Intelligence Chief for the alleged dereliction of duties.


TID now under CID

The Terrorism Investigation Department (TID), hitherto reporting directly to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has been brought under the purview of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), police said.


Terror victim parent files FR petition against IGP and ex-Defence Secy

The Supreme Court will hear on 21 a May a fundamental rights petition against IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando filed by a parent who had lost two children in the Easter Sunday bombings.


Acting IGP appointed along with new CJ, AG and others

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Senior Deputy Inspector General C. D. Wickramaratne as Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).


Police to enforce polythene ban

Environmental regulations will be amended to give the police power to implement the ban on polythene, President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday (8).