Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne has ordered Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) W. Thilakaratne to conduct an impartial and comprehensive probe into the events happened in Rambukkana two days (19) ago.
K.B. Chaminda Lakshan, a resident of Hiriwadunna, Naranbedda was killed in the shooting and the IGP has instructed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit an interim report within three days of the probe being handed over to the CID, in terms of Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The funeral of the victim is due to be held in Hiriwadunna, Naranbedda, Devalagama Police Division on 22.
The IGP has also requested the Defence Secretary to assist the military in maintaining peace in the area until the burial is completed.
Following the IGP’s request, the Tri-Forces have been called in to maintain peace covering the Kegalle District via the extraordinary Gazette declaration of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka No. 2272/10 dated 21.03.2022, in compliance with the powers vested in the President under Article 12(1) of the Public Security Act,
Accordingly, the Tri-Forces will provide security covering the Police Divisions of Devalagama, Rambukkana and Kegalle until 23.04.2022.