Sep 25, 2017

Lalith Jayasinghe arrested, for safeguarding Choka Malli (update)

Former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe, who was summoned to the Police Special Investigations Unit was arrested a short while ago, according to police sources.

He was arrested for having pressured senior police officers to omit  the name of the main suspect former Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekara alias Choka Malli, from the B report in the shooting incident in Kahawatte near a political stage of President Maithripala Sirisena during the Presidential election.  

Investigations are being carried out under the supervision of the Director of the Police Special Investigations Unit, Mevan de Silva.

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Police Special Investigations Unit summons Lalith Jayasinghe

The Police Special Investigations Unit had summoned former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe to record a statement.

The statement is to be obtained regarding the concealment of certain facts pertaining to the shooting incident in Kahawatte on January 5, 2015 involving the former Deputy Minister of Power and Energy Premalal Jayasekara and group.

Currently his statement is being recorded, it is said.

Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe who was arrested and remanded in connection with the releasing of the main suspect in the Vidya murder, was released on bail on September 13.
He was also interdicted over this incident.

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