Senior DIG (Western province) Deshabandu Tennakoon has reportedly been named as a respondent in the attack on ‘GotaGoGama’ on May 09 last year.

The attorney general has informed the police department in this regard.

Tennakoon is to be summoned to courts as a respondent in the related legal proceedings.

Media has revealed how he was responsible for the assaults on peaceful protestors and how he had ignored instructions by the defence secretary and the IGP.

Meanwhile, the SLPP believes the AG would not have named Tennakoon a respondent without the knowledge of the president.

The party’s leaders are concerned over the continuing harassment of leading law enforcement officers who had acted in defense of their lives.

With a cold war already brewing between the president and the Rajapaksas over cabinet appointments, the matter of Tennakoon is likely to worsen the situation, according to political sources.

The Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter has become ill-disposed towards the Rajapaksas over the dispute of IGP appointment.


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