Over 700 officers of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have been placed on a watch list at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that the list has been sent to the BIA informing the Immigration and Emigration Department to alert the Police if anyone on the list attempts to travel overseas.
The move comes after CID Inspector of Police (IP) Nishantha Silva fled the country.
Inspector of Police (IP) Nishantha Silva had fled to Switzerland with his family after he had allegedly faced threats to his life.
The Police fear more CID officers may attempt to leave the country without obtaining prior approval. (Colombo Gazette)