Sri Lanka police chief resigns over Easter bombings

AFP | Published: 26th April 2019 11:52 AM
Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara (Photo | Special Arrangement)

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 Friday. "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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