Investigations have revealed that Senior DIG in-charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon had contacted the officer-in-charge of the Colombo Fort Police Station regarding the incident related to cash being found at the President’s House in July.
The Director of the Police Special Investigation Unit, Senior Superintendent of Police DS Wickramasinghe made submissions before Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage and informed that the details were uncovered after officers analysed the phone records related to Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon.
The Police Special Investigation Unit presented to court the report relating to the delay in submitting to court the sum of Rs. 17 million found by activists at the President’s House on the 9th of July.
SSP Wickramasinghe informed court that based on an order obtained from court in relation to the incident, phone records were obtained and investigations were carried out.
Senior DIG in-charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon had also recorded a statement with Police regarding the matter.
The Police Special Investigation Unit informed court that Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon through his statement had admitted that he spoke to the OIC of the Fort Police over the phone; however he had not advised the OCI of what should be done regarding the money handed over by activists.
Police had then requested court to provide another date to submit the progress of the investigation regarding the incident.
Considering the facts presented during the hearing, the Magistrate ordered to investigate the incident further and submit a report on the 26th of August.