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IGP and former Def. Sec. further remanded

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando have been further remanded until July 9.

IGP Jayasundara and former Defense Secretary Fernando were arrested yesterday (02) by a team of Criminal Investigation Department officers while receiving treatment for health concerns.

The former Defense Secretary will continue to remain under the CID custody at the Coronary-Care Unit (CCU) of the General Hospital in Colombo, while the IGP was admitted to the Narahenpita Police Hospital where he was taken into custody yesterday (02).

Attorney General Dappula de Livera, on Monday (01), wrote to the acting police chief urging him to bring charges against his predecessor, IGP Pujith Jayasundara, and the former defence secretary, Hemasiri Fernando.