The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Police headquarters today arrested former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe in connection with the investigation of the murder of a UNP supporter in Kahawatta on January 5, 2015 during the Presidential election.
Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the SIU arrested former DIG after he was summoned this morning to record a statement over allegedly withholding evidence in favor of the suspects who were arrested over the shooting.
Former Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekara alias ‘Choka Malli’, Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councillor Aruna Nilantha and Kahawatta Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Vajira Darshana were arrested in connection with the shooting incident in 2015.
The senior DIG is to be produced in the Pelmadulla Magistrate Court.(DS)