Sri Lanka Police Chief resigns from office

Days after the terrible diaster that befall the people of Sri Lanka, the country’s top police official, Inspector General Pujith Jayasundara, tendered his resignation over failures that led to the deadly Easter bomb attacks, the country’s president said Friday.

“The IGP has resigned. He has sent his resignation to the acting defence secretary. I’ll nominate a new IGP soon,” President Maithripala Sirisena told reporters.

Sirisena’s nominee has to be confirmed by a constitutional council.

The resignation comes after the country’s top defence ministry official, defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigned on Thursday.

Source: AFP

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