By Supun Dias
Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Nimal Lewke, who is in charge of operations in the North, has been recalled to the police headquarters in Colombo.
When contacted by Daily Mirror online DIG Lewke confirmed that he has been asked to report to Colombo and carry out his duties as DIG in charge of Northern operations from the police headquarters in Colombo.
Police transfers ahead of a Presidential election is a violation of election laws. However when contacted a senior police source insisted the DIG was not being transferred and will continue to hold on to his previous post but will operate from Colombo and be given additional duties.
The Election Commissioner on 7th December ordered all government departments, institutions, corporations and other entities not to hire, promote or transfer any employee until the presidential election results are released.