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Top CID investigator Nishantha Silva leaves country

Inspector of Police(IP) Nishantha Silva attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has reportedly left the country today.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said Silva had not applied for leave nor had informed the police.

Silva has been involved in investigating several controversial cases within the CID including the assassination of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, the abduction and assault of Journalist Keith Noyahr, and assaults suffered by Upali Thennakoon and Namal Perera.

He was also the main officer investigating the abduction and murder case of 11 youths.

Last week Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekera who was overlooking the above mentioned high profile cases was ordered to be transferred as the Personal Assistant to the Southern Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, just days after the presidential election.

The National Police Commission approved the transfer on a request made by the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).