The officer, who is a Chief Inspector, was arrested by officials from the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today.
The Police said he was arrested in connection to ongoing investigations on the Easter Sunday terror attacks that took place on 21 April 2019.
The officer has been arrested on suspicion of having concealed evidence with regard to the explosion that occurred in Sainthamaruthu on 26 April, when attempts were underway to arrest perpetrators involved in the terror attacks.
The Chief Inspector has been detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by colombogazette.com has not been edited by SLM staff)