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Some Police top brass against SF as Law & Order Minister

Some Senior Police Officers have protested the purported plan to appoint Regional Development Minister Sarath Fonseka as the Law and Order Minister, it is learnt.

The UNP has proposed his name for the Ministerial portfolio.

At Sunday’s Cabinet reshuffle, the subject was assigned to Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe. However, the UNP said it was a temporary arrangement till a new Minister was appointed.

The Daily Mirror learns that President Maithripala Sirisena had reservations about the appointment of Field Marshall Fonseka as the Law and Order Minister following objections by some senior officers, who held the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (IGP). (Kelum Bandara)