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Former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe arrested

The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Police headquarters today arrested former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe of Kahawatta Police Division for concealing evidence against a murder suspect.

Jayasinghe was summoned to the SIU this morning to record a statement over the allegation that the former police officer concealed evidence in favor of the suspects including a former deputy minister who were arrested over a fatal shooting incident in Kahawatta two years ago.

Former Deputy Minister of the previous UPFA government Premalal Jayasekara, Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councilor Aruna Nilantha, Kahawatta Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Vajira Darshana and three others were arrested over the shooting death of an election supporter of the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena during the presidential elections in 2015.


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