NPC approves transfer of Kurunegala DIG

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The National Police Commission (NPC) today approved the transfer of Kurunegala DIG Kithsiri Jayalath to the Puttalam Division.

Although the NPC first approved his the transfer to the Trincomalee Division on August 2, it was cancelled on the same day.

NPC Secretary Nishantha Weerasinghe told Daily Mirror the DIG's transfer had been recommended by the IGP on the request of the CID.

“DIG Jayalath was transferred to facilitate the ongoing investigations being carried out into incidents in the Kurunegala District including the case against Dr. Shafi,” he said.

The CID is currently investigating the DIG’s involvement in arresting Dr. Shafi on false charges.

Meanwhile, NPC today approved the promotion and appointment of SSP Buddhika Siriwardana as the DIG in-charge of the Kurunegala District.

SSP Siriwardana served as the Administrator-in-charge at the Police Headquarters prior to his appointment and had also acted as the police spokesman. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 9

  • ANTON Friday, 09 August 2019 04:12 PM


    Puttalam - here it come ! Friday, 09 August 2019 04:40 PM

    Puttalam ! ! - Oh God ! ! -Muslim doctors if you do surgery - beware !.

    JSC - do not procrastinate Friday, 09 August 2019 04:43 PM

    We now await the orders of the JSC. The magistrate deserves something more ! OR wonder if even he gets transferred to Puttalam.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 09 August 2019 05:09 PM

    Will NPC cancel this transfer too? Look like ,most of them work on trial and error basis.

    Kushan Friday, 09 August 2019 05:09 PM

    It has been suggested that transfer was due to pressure by some Muslim doctors. If so, why? Proper investigations re: Dr Shafi case should be carried out without hindrance.

    Rex Friday, 09 August 2019 05:11 PM

    Reason for transfer?

    Medico Friday, 09 August 2019 05:31 PM

    He should be investigated and dismissed or put into prison. He has ruind the life of an innocent very junior doctor. This DIG does not know the difference and responsibility between a consultant surgeon and a junior aspiring doctor

    Mohammad sinan Friday, 09 August 2019 05:47 PM

    Truth prevail always.

    Shone Friday, 09 August 2019 07:11 PM

    people of the whole country is looking wide-open eyes on Shafi case, CID even couldn't find his bank accounts, his closeness to the terror group, but overlooking that requested release of Shafi the genocide, this same CID wants DIG transferred, can feel which way air is breezing

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