The National Police Commission has decided to appoint
Kithsiri Jayalath, the DIG in charge of Kurunegala District as the acting DIG
in charge of the Puttalam District.
He has been appointed
to this post In addition to the position of DIG in charge of the Kurunegala
The police said yesterday that the CID had obtained a
statement about Dr Safi from the DIG for nearly eight hours.
Several media outlets reported last week that it was the DIG
who had given a false report to the media about Dr Safi in the absence of any
complaint against him. A special investigation is being carried out by the
police about this case.