The IGP and five others, including Law and Order Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara were scheduled to leave for the United Kingdom to attend a training programme at Scotland Police College on community policing.
The Prime Minister has ordered Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara to cancel the tour as the IGP is currently undergoing a ministerial inquiry.
Wickremesinghe had directed the Law and Order Minister that the Police Chief should not leave the country for any matter until the end of the investigation.
Although the evidence presented in connection with the case is inconsistent and contradictory, the Joint Opposition MPs are currently exploring the possibility of initiating a no-confidence motion against the Police Chief.
The basis of the proposed no-confidence motion is the IGP’s alleged affiliation with former TID DIG Nalaka Silva who is at the centre of the alleged ‘conspiracy ‘ controversy.