Sri Lanka police chief Pujith Jayasundara resigns over 'failures' that led to deadly Easter bomb attacks, confirms Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's nominee has to be confirmed by a constitutional council

Agence France-Presse April 26, 2019 15:02:55 IST
Sri Lanka police chief Pujith Jayasundara resigns over 'failures' that led to deadly Easter bomb attacks, confirms Maithripala Sirisena
  • Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, has resigned over failures that led to the deadly Easter bomb attacks, the country's president said

  • The resignation comes after the country's top defence ministry official, defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigned on Thursday

  • Maithripala Sirisena's nominee has to be confirmed by a constitutional council

Colombo: Sri Lanka's top police official, Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, has resigned over failures that led to the deadly Easter bomb attacks, the country's president said on Friday.

Sri Lanka police chief Pujith Jayasundara resigns over failures that led to deadly Easter bomb attacks confirms Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena. Reuters

"The IGP has resigned. He has sent his resignation to the acting defence secretary. I'll nominate a new IGP soon," President Maithripala Sirisena told reporters.

Sirisena's nominee has to be confirmed by a constitutional council.

The resignation comes after the country's top defence ministry official, defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigned on Thursday.

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