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Sri Lanka’s Police Commission Recommends Disciplinary Action Against Officers Assaulted HNDA Students

Nov 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s National Police Commission (NPC) has recommended disciplinary action against the police officers who were involved in the assault on Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) students last month.

The NPC has instructed the Inspector General of Police N. K. Illangakoon to take disciplinary action against the low-ranking police personnel who were found to have been involved in the October 29 attack on HNDA students.

The National Police Commission (NPC) on November 2 appointed a three-member committee comprising senior officers of the administrative service to launch an investigation into the incident where the police baton charged the students who were protesting opposite the University Grants Commission at Ward Place in Colombo.

Few senior police officers including the Acting IGP were also summoned to the NPC to gather information regarding the incident.

NPC Secretary N. Ariyadasa Cooray told Daily Mirror that the report of the three-member committee, appointed by the NPC to inquire into the attack, was discussed today before directing the IGP to take action against the police officers involved.

According to the official, the Committee in its report has indicated that several police personnel below the rank of Chief Inspector had been involved in the attack but there was no evidence for any involvement of any high-ranking police officers The committee had handed over its 57-page report to the NPC on November 19.



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