Two former officials of Presidential Secretariat arrested

The Police has arrested a former Additional Secretary and an Accountant of the Presidential Secretariat, the Police media unit said.

The Police said the officials was arrested over alleged financial misappropriation said to have been committed during the purchase of at least eight vehicles in 2010 when Mahinda Rajapaksa was President.

According to the Police, the officials were ordered to be placed in remand custody until January 29 after being produced before court. (Colombo Gazette)