Eleven police officers attached to the Panadura (North) Police have been transferred in connection with the missing of two T-56 assault rifles from the police station.
Police said the officers were transferred from the police stations in the Panadura Division due to the ongoing investigations.
Panadura (North) Community Police OIC, a sub-inspector, a female sergeant and 9 constables were among the transferees.
An investigation was launched under the direction of Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province after the two T-56 assault rifles went missing from the police station on July 6.
Earlier, the Officer-In-Charge of the Panadura (North) Police, Inspector Prabath Paranawithana, had been suspended in this regard.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)