President directs IGP to probe disappearance of Vavuniya cop


President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed Police Chief N.K. Ilangakoon to conduct a full-scale investigation into the disappearance of police sergeant Gunathilaka, who was attached to the Vavuniya DIG Office Special Investigation Unit, Presidential Media Unit stated.

The President is known to have given this directive having seen a news item in a newspaper saying, “What has happened to the police sergeant after giving a statement on a treasure hunting incident? President Uncle Please find our father.”

The news item also states that the sergeant had left the Vavuniya police station on August 7 saying he was going home but his whereabouts are not known since then.

In the wake of the President’s directive, the Police have launched an immediate investigation into the disappearance.