It is said that the President’s office has notified the IGP in this regard.
However, the IG has not responded to this offer yet.
Meanwhile, he is said to have met with the President, Prime Minister and Opposition Leader and discussed with them the terror attack and the request to resign from his post.
In the event the IGP decides to hold onto his post without resigning, there is talk that there is a possibility he could be sent on compulsory leave.
During yesterday’s meeting between the President Maithripala Sirisena and the media heads the President said that the IGP had said he would resign. The President had also told the media heads that despite a warning being issued regarding the attacks, the IGP and Defence Secretary had failed to notify the President.