Minister recommends DIG Nalaka Silva to be sent on compulsory leave

Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara recommended the National Police Commission (NPC) to send DIG Nalaka Silva on compulsory leave to facilitate an independent inquiry.

DIG Nalaka de Silva, who was in charge of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and is currently mired in a controversy
over a leaked phone conversation of an alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

He was transferred temporarily to the Police IT division, but the Minister has now urged the NPC to send him on leave.(Darshana Sanjeewa)