Police headquarters stated that this was done in keeping with duty requirements.
IP Maniyangama has been appointed as the Padukka police OIC.
SLPP MP Jagath Kumara recently stated at a press conference that Minister Gamini Lokuge had transferred the Padukka police OIC and appointed a person faithful to him. He added that the OIC was causing problems for the MP’s political activities.
The MP levelled allegations at Minister of Public Security Retd. Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera too, at this press conference.