Colombo, May 8 (Daily Mirror) – Lawyers of DIG Bimshani Jasin-arachchi, who was removed from her duties as the DIG in charge of the Police Ombudsman Range, has written to IGP C.D. Wickramaratne urging him to immediately reinstate her back to her assigned duties or allocate other suitable duties, a statement from her lawyers said.
He said IGP C.D. Wickramaratne had instructed to remove DIG Bimshani with effect from May 1 in line with the programme to regularize the police service. DIG Rohana said that DIG Bimshani would be appointed to a new post by the IGP soon.
He said following the removal of her, a staff DIG has been appointed to the Police Ombudsman Division. It is reported that the move to remove DIG Bimshani from her assigned duties comes following the filing of the petition by a group of Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPS).
Bimshani Jasin Arachchi was appointed as the first ever female DIG in Sri Lanka in October 2020. (Jamila Husain)