Snr. DIG & several top cops in NW transferred

Snr. DIG & several top cops from North Western province transferred to Colombo

by Zulfick Farzan 29-03-2023 | 1:23 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Several police officers from the North Western Province including a Senior DIG have been given transfers to Colombo.

Police Spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa told News 1st that Senior DIG in charge of the North Western Province, Puttlam DIG, Puttlam SSP, Puttlam SP and the Anamaduwa OIC were given transfers.

Senior DIG in charge of the North Western Province Lalith Pathinayake was transferred to Police Headquarters.

The other officers have been transferred to the Police Field Force Headquarters.

Senior DIG Sajiva Medawatte was appointed as the Acting DIG for the North Western Province.

It is reported that the transfers came into effect following an incident where a Police Constable attached to the Nawagattegama Police Station, the North Western Province, was beaten up on the 22nd of March.

According to the Police Spokesperson, on the 22nd of March the Police Constable had obtained leave and gone home, and on that day he was engaged in an altercation with a group of Police Task Force personnel who were loitering opposite his residence.

Following the brawl, the STF personnel had dumped the injured police constable in the cemetery in the area.

Five Police Special Task Force personnel were arrested following the incident, and they are attached to the Puttlam STF camp.

The arrested personnel at two Inspectors, one Police STF Sergeant, two Police STF constables.