Former CID Director Shani Abyesekera arrested

Former CID Director Shani Abeysekara

ECONOMYNEXT – The former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department SP Shani Abeysekara has been arrested by his former department for allegedly fabricating evidence, Police Headquarters said.

Abeysekara was removed from his position shortly after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected and sent as an assistant to a Deputy Inspector General of Police.

He has appealed to the Police Commission against the transfer and also filed a Fundamental Rights case.

Police Headquarters is due to release more information regarding the case later this morning.

(Colombo, July 31, 2020)

Reported by Arjuna Ranawana