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AG displeased with IGP for avoiding request to transfer Deshabandu Tennakoon

The Attorney General has sent a letter to the Inspector General of Police expressing displeasure for avoiding his request to transfer Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police in Charge of the Western Province, Deshabandu Tennakoon.

Accordingly, the Attorney General has elaborated on the problematic situation that followed upon the events.

In his letter, the AG emphasises that any person of intelligence would understand that SDIG Tennakoon not being transferred could have an effect on the police probe into the May 09 attacks. The Court also ordered the AG to justify the action of not transferring Tennakoon as instructed, hence the AG’s displeasure.

The SDIG was accused of paving the way for pro-Rajapaksa protesters to launch an assault on peaceful demonstrators at GotaGoGama and MainaGoGama on May 09, stemming an island wide unrest thereafter. Tennakoon was also accused of failing to avert the attacks.

Instead of transferring the SDIG in this regard, the IGP had suspended him from his duties.


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