IGP rejects request by former Law and Order Minister

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara has rejected a request by former Minister of Law and Order Ranjith Madduma Bandara, to maintain the status quo on the security of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former Ministers.

Former Deputy Minister of Law and Order Nalin Bandara, visited the Police Headquarters with former Minister Daya Gamage and former Deputy Minister Palitha Thewaraperuma yesterday and submitted a letter to the IGP.

Bandara said that the UNP is still in the Government as the Speaker has recognised Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister.

As a result, the IGP was told to maintain the security of Wickremesinghe and other UNP MPs who were Ministers prior to October 26th.

However the IGP today said that he cannot follow the instructions issued by the former Law and Order Minister. (Colombo Gazette)

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