IGP orders CID to probe yesterday’s attacks


Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne today (10) instructed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to investigate the unrest that took place at Galle Face and near Temple Trees yesterday (09).

The IGP had issued directives to the DIG in charge of the CID, to immediately commence investigations and take necessary legal action.

Earlier today, Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam, PC wrote to the IGP, advising him to conduct a fully-fledged investigation into the incidents of ‘unlawful interference into the people’s constitutional rights, the circumstances that led to them; and, the consequent commission of penal offences in the process’.