President Maithripala Sirisena to take action against IGP Pujith Jayasundera over Phonegate Scandal.
According to an informed source the Constitutional Council chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had already sent its recommendations to the President. “The President has no power to remove him from the post, now he has only two options, either impeach the IGP or ask him to resign,” the source said.
Violating the rules and regulations of the very purpose of the creation of the independent Police Commission, the Inspector General of Police was caught red handed on television speaking on his mobile phone and addressing a phone caller by the name of ‘Sir’, confirming that he had instructed the Financial Crimes Investigations Chief to not arrest a particular “Nilame”. However Anura Kumara Dissanayake bringing this issue up in parliament said that the Basnayake Nilame refered to was none other than the current Devundara Vishnu Dewale incumbent Dishan Wikramaratne Gunasekara who is presently being investigated by the Financial Crime Division for fraud and the caller being none other than the Minister of Minister of Law & Order, Sagala Ratnayake.
President Maithripala Sirisena when questioned in parliament said “I too watched the video footage and vehemently condemn the actions of the IGP and I have asked him for an explanation regarding the incident”.