Twenty-one policemen, including the HQI of the Embilipitiya Police Station, have been temporarily transferred with immediate effect, following the death of a man in Embilipitiya, police said.
“On the instructions of DIG (Sabaragamuwa Province) Rohan Dias, these police officers were transferred pending investigations into the man's death,” said police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera.
He said the policemen had been transferred to the Kegalle and Seethawaka Police divisions.
The 29-year-old was killed falling off the third floor of a house during a clash between police and residents on Monday night.
IGP N.K. Illangakoon had instructed officials to investigate the Embilipitiya clash, the spokesman said. (Darshana Sanjeewa