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FMM Concerned by Shani transfer

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is asking the National Police Commission to reconsider the hasty transfer of the Director CID SSP Shani Abeysekeara as they are concerned it will adversely affect investigations into several cases involving Media personalities.

In a letter addressed to the Commission the Convener of the FMM, C Dodawatte says the murder . Lasantha Wickremetunge, the alleged enforced disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda, the abduction and torture of Keith Noyahr and the attempted abduction of Upali Tennekoon are all cases being investigated by Abeysekara.

“We are concerned that justice will not prevail for these journalists if the investigations suffer because of the transfer of SSP Abeysekara,” the letter said.

FMM also pointed out that the allegations that this transfer was carried out due to political pressure impinges on the independence of the NPC

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