Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Director SSP Shani Abeysekara has been granted a transfer by the National Police Commission today (Nov 21).
Accordingly, SSP Abeysekara will now serve as the Personal Assistant of the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of the Galle District.
The move would see SSP W. Thilakaratna taking over as the Director of the CID.
The National Police Commission’s decision has been conveyed to the Police Headquarters. (Sunday Times)
Some of the tweets that provides the context of Shani Abeysekara’s transfer are reproduced below:
The Rajapaksas aren't wasting any time in bringing a halt to the few investigations currently underway into serious human rights abuses by state officials. https://t.co/E9i1ZFDWFW
— Sri Lanka Campaign (@SLcampaign) November 21, 2019
Day 4. Transfer of key individual who pushed fwd investigations into several emblematic cases in #SriLanka
This will likely send a msg to all others who worked, sometimes in hostile conditions, to chip away at impunity. https://t.co/4ep03TAViI
— Bhavani Fonseka (@bfonseka) November 21, 2019
Director of CID, Shani Abeysekara who was overseeing several high profile cases including murders of Lasantha Wickrematunge, Wasim Thajudeen and disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda has been transferred to serve as a personal assistant to a DIG. #LKA #SriLanka #වෙනසකඇරඹුම
— Munza Mushtaq (@munza14) November 21, 2019