Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara who heads the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has been removed from his position a short while ago.
He was accused of corruption and sabotaging of investigations of the most high profile investigations into financial misappropriation by top officials in the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration.
“The main reason behind the removal was his handling of the MiG deal,” an informed source told Colombo Telegraph.
Law enforcement circles were also buzzing with information that DIG Waidyalankara has made several attempts to smuggle crucial documents out of the FCID headquarters in Fort. At least one such attempt was shortly before the top cop boarded a flight to Singapore where several suspects in the highly sensitive MiG-27 deal investigation are known to be in residence.