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* Police reject the claims in a video circulating about the Inspector General of Police
Sat, Nov 26, 2022, 10:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 26, Colombo: The Police Media Division says that it completely rejects the statement made in the video about the Inspector General of Police on social media.

The police said that a video clip of a press conference held by Manoj Nanayakkara, a lawyer of the Aragalaya Lawyers Organization, is circulating in the social media.

According to the video clip, Public Security Minister Tiran Alles has ordered the Inspector General of Police to arrest Father Jeewantha Peiris and the IGP has stated that it is not possible to make such an arrest as a problem could arise if he is arrested.

The Police Media Division in a statement said the video says the Inspector General of Police has complained to President Ranil Wickramasinghe about the Minister’s order. However, the statement issued by the police states that the police completely reject the statement made by the lawyer and that no such order, discussion or complaint has ever been made. The Police Media Division further points out in the statement that whether or not a person is arrested for a certain offense is decided by the investigating officers after conducting a proper investigation of the offense he has committed and confirming the facts.

 

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