Sept 23, Colombo: The Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Pujith Jayasundara, who was in charge of the Eastern Province has been transferred to the police headquarters with immediate effect.
Senior DIG Nandana Munasinghe has been appointed as the DIG in charge of Eastern Province. He will hold the new position in addition to his current position as the DIG in charge of Uva Province.
Police Headquarters has launched an investigation into an incident of police officers attached to the Kattankudi Police Station being allegedly forced to kneel down in the presence of a senior police officer earlier this month.
The investigation was being carried out on the direction of the Inspector General of Police.
Eastern Province DIG Pujith Jayasundara in a statement concerning the incident said that he conducted a special lecture on bribery at the Kattankudi police auditorium and denied that any police officers were forced to kneel during the lecture.
Local media reported that DIG Jayasundara had made over 100 police officers, including female officers, of the Kattankudi Police to kneel down after a sergeant had been nabbed while soliciting a bribe.