Nov 30, 2018

Attempt to promote & transfer CID chief

The IGP is under instructions to remove head of the CID, senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne, ‘Lanka’ reports.

His removal is to take the shape of a promotion in order to avoid any opposition, and an animosity between the two is to be made use of in the attempt.

The police chief has been told to gather evidence against Seneviratne and not to take the line in the failed transfer of CID Inspector Nishantha Silva.

In the matter of Silva’s transfer, the CID chief informed the IGP and the police commission in writing that there was no truth to an accusation by the chief of defence staff that Silva was connected to the LTTE.