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Former CID chief Shani Abeysekara interdicted

Former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekara has been interdicted with immediate effect, the National Police Commission said.

Abeysekara has reportedly been interdicted for causing disrepute to the police over a statement made in a leaked tele-conversation.

Several audio clips purportedly between former State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake and state officials including officials of the CID have surfaced on social media following a raid at his house.

After the regime change following the presidential election, Abeysekara, who handled several high profile cases, was transferred and assigned as the Personal Assistant to the Southern Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police.