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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)

  Comments - 2

  • BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 22 July 2019 12:16 PM

    How nice... only transfer... when they should have been interdicted until the investigation is over. If found involved, then arrested under terrorism charges.

    Citizen Monday, 22 July 2019 08:55 PM

    Stealing guns aint terrorism, do you know the meaning of terrorism?


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