Wellampitiya Police OIC transferred with immediate effect

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Wellampitiya Police OIC Chief Inspector G.S. Hewavitharana has been transferred to the Galle Police division effective from Wednesday, May 22.

The National Police Commission on the recommendation of acting IGP C.D. Wickremaratne has approved the transfer of Chief Inspector G.S. Hewavitharana as a service requirement, the police said.

It has been reported by the state media that the transfer of the officer was in connection with the investigations conducted into the granting of bail to nine suspects arrested during a raid conducted on the copper factory at Wellampitiya owned by the family of two suicide bombers in the Easter Sunday attacks.

A permanent OIC has not been appointed to the Wellampitiya Police station to fill the vacancy created by this transfer.

Several other officers at the Wellampitiya Police station are due to receive transfer orders soon, the state media reported.

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