CID’s IP Nishantha Silva appeals to NPC

20 November 2018 02:12 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The CID’s Organised Crimes Investigation Unit OIC Inspector Nishantha Silva who was transferred to the Negombo Division, had appealed to the National Police Commission (NPC) over his transfer.

NPC Secretary Saman Dissanayaka said the Commission would ask for a report from IGP Pujith Jayasundara on this matter.

He said the NPC had not recommended IP Nishantha’s transfer as the CID did not come under the NPC's functional division. The Secretary said the transfer had been made by the IGP.

IP Silva was the OIC of the CID’s Organised Crimes Investigation Unit which is handling investigations into many major incidents including the murder of Editor Lasantha Wickramatunge and the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr.

IP Silva is known to be heading investigations into at least 60 crimes committed by the LTTE, the rape and murder of student Sivaloganathan Vithya, the abduction of 11 youths in Colombo and Chief of Defence Staff Ravindra Wijegunaratne’s alleged involvement in harbouring a suspect and many more. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 10

  • Fred Tuesday, 20 November 2018 08:48 AM

    Sorry I retract my earlier comment. Just fully read this

    Ishan Tuesday, 20 November 2018 08:56 AM

    NPC should cancel the transfer .

    michael Tuesday, 20 November 2018 09:01 AM

    We elected MS as Mr. President n RW as Mr. PM since they promised to remove corruption n investigate in to murders n MIA during the 2009-2014 era. But one who came on our vote is now doing political somersault n helping 2 transfer the main person who was in charge of arresting all criminals. What should we do ? should he be in power or out ?

    Goat Tuesday, 20 November 2018 09:49 AM

    Finally I saw him

    Kiran Tuesday, 20 November 2018 03:51 PM

    Even I couldn't find him on Google. Thanks to Dailymirror!

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:19 AM

    I think we have to stop ti send our opinions because we may be disappeared.

    mara Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:20 AM

    Wish records on crimes will never be deleted out. The perpetrator Officers in Service, and abettors in the Executive should be hanged to death on one fine day, under a Good Governance. The parents of the 11 youths and not certainly alone, we understand their extreme mental suffering they undergo, through out their life until they die.

    RP Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:24 AM

    The transfer is to stall the investigations. He must be brought back to CID for him to finish the work he was doing.IGP ask him why no arrest in Lasantha murder yet when the people behind are known

    Dee Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:28 AM

    Try appealing to GOD above! Doubt if even God can save Sri Lanka. Please protect your family and yourself now. All the best!

    wasantha kumara Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:33 AM

    Will HE President understand the life long suffering of 22 parents of 11 youths abducted, who are waiting for their justice, until one of his grand children abducted under similar circumstances, by the precedence being created at present ?

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