In view of video evidence that has surfaced today IGP Pujith Jayasundara faces possible termination of services should impeachment proceedings be initiated against him in Parliament, sourcese closed to the President told Colombo Telegraph.
In an incident that had taken place a few months ago, on 11 April 2017, the IGP had assaulted a lift operator. It is reported that he had been incensed that the said lift operator had not attended a meditation program he had made compulsory for all staff in the morning. In the same video, which is going viral on social media, the IGP is caught threatening to rape a receptionist.
According to the Constitution the IGP cannot be removed by either the President or the Minister for Law and Order.
“As per the emerging culture of good governance the IGP ought to resign forthwith and Parliament should take up the issue as a matter of priority and principle,” a few senior ministers told Colombo Telegraph. “The President is advised,” they further said.