DIG Nalaka de Silva to be interdicted

DIG Nalaka de Silva to be interdicted

October 17, 2018   12:41 pm

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UPDATE: (4.35 p.m.) - The National Police Commission (NPC) has approved the recommendation of the Ministry of Law and Order to interdict DIG Nalaka de Silva.

Accordingly the commission has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to interdict the DIG with immediate effect.


The Ministry of Law and Order has recommended to the National Police Commission (NPC) to interdict DIG Nalaka de Silva with immediate effect.

The ministry has reportedly sent a letter to the Police Commission to interdict the DIG pending the ongoing investigation.

Last month the ministry recommended to the National Police Commission to place DIG Nalaka de Silva on compulsory leave, to facilitate the ongoing investigations into allegations against him.

DIG Nalaka de Silva, former Director of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID), is currently under investigation in connection with an alleged conspiracy to assassinate the President and the former Defense Secretary.

Director (Operations) of Anti-Corruption Movement, Namal Kumara, had last month uncovered information of the conspiracy and the alleged conversations that he had with DIG Nalaka de Silva regarding the matter and other controversial topics.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) subsequently commenced investigations regarding the alleged conspiracy and has recorded statements from both Namal Kumara and the DIG on multiple occasions.

The recorded phone call between Nalaka Kumara and the DIG, which has gained a lot of attention in the investigation, has already been handed over to the Government Analyst’s Department.

The Government Analyst’s Department also obtained voice samples from Namal Kumara and DIG Nalaka de Silva as per the orders of the court.

The voice samples were then submitted to the Colombo Fort Magistrates Court by the CID last week.

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