Special probe into abduction of Nipuna Ramanayaka
A special probe in connection with the abduction and assault of
Nipuna Ramanayaka had been launched _ and all suspects including Ravindu
Gunawardena, his mother, and S. S. P. Vaas Gunawardena will be produced
in courts in due course, the IGP said.
S. S. P. Vaas Gunawardena was transferred with immediate effect from
the Colombo Crime Division to Police Headquarters last Friday. Two Sub
Inspectors and four constables of the CCD have also been transferred
last Wednesday to outstations in this regard.
The IGP further said that some IT students who had valuable
information on the incident went into hiding immediately after the
incident and they were not available to record their evidence. It has
affected the early completion of the inquiry.
“Incidents such as Ramanayaka’s assault and the Angulana double
murder brought a bad name to the police service when the people expect
an efficient and exemplary service from the police”, IGP said.
The IGP said that the entire staff including the OIC of the Angulana
police were transferred the same day the two brutal murders were
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On the orders of Mount Lavinia Chief Magistrate, former OIC Angulana
and four police constables were remanded in connection with the alleged
“Police officers who commit unlawful acts will be severely punished
irrespective of their status. The public are also free to inform me
direct (Fax No. 011-2446174) about such officers, the IGP assured.
The IGP said wild allegations should not be levelled against the
police service based on a mere one or two incidents by bankrupt
politicians for political gain.
Meanwhile Kaduwela Magistrate Manilal Prasanna De Silva who impounded
Ravindu Gunawardena’s passport directed that he be arrested and