The CID is investigating to determine how a confidential letter by the police chief has got leaked to website.

The letter by IGP C.D. Wickramaratne had been meant only for the secretary of the public security ministry and the police commission.

Social media is now sharing the letter which relates to the finding of more than Rs. 17.8 million in cash by anti-government protestors from President’s House on July 07 last year.

It alleged DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon had ordered the Colombo Fort OIC not to investigate it.

Following a court order, the SIU investigated the matter and two weeks ago reported to the IGP via report no. SIU/340/2022, which makes Tennakoon the first accused over inaction.


IGP 2Letter as carried by website

However, a senior ministry official said they were yet to receive a letter of that nature from the IGP.

Police chief Wickramaratne signed the letter around 2.30 pm yesterday (17) and its copies were handed over to the police commission around 4.30 pm and to the ministry around 5.30 pm, said a police headquarters spokesman.

According to the spokesman, the copy with the commission remained unopened in the absence of an authorized officer to do so.

The website posted the letter around 7.40 pm on the same day.

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