Police Commission takes action against officers over Embilipitiya death

Police Commission takes action against officers over Embilipitiya death

Police Commission takes action against officers over Embilipitiya death

Written by Staff Writer

25 Mar, 2016 | 10:23 am

The Police Commission has reached a decision to submit charge papers against ten police officers in connection with the death of a youth in Embilipitiya.

Investigations reveal that a clash with the police may have led to the death of the youth. Secretary to the Commission Ariyadasa Cooray said that this decision was reached when the commission convened a meeting on Thursday.

The inquiry was conducted by a three-member committee appointed by the Police Commission in this regard.

Ariyadasa Cooray stated that the charge papers were formulated on the basis of the report submitted to the three-member committee to the Police Commission.

Former ASP of Embilipitiya D.C Dharmaratne who is currently in remand custody is among the ten police officers against whom charges are levelled.

The Secretary to the Commission added that following the submission of the charge papers, the police officers in question will be summoned for inquiry.

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