The security unit deployed for the security of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has been removed.
It has been reported that the IGP had issued the respective letter to DIG Jayantha Wickramasinghe in charge of the Prime ministers security division.
The letter noted that the president had removed former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and had appointed the new prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The letter had further issued directive noting that therefore additional security including the prime ministers security division and the officers attached to STF deployed for the former prime minister should be curtailed.
Accordingly the letter had issued the directive to deploy a group consisting of 10 officers for former prime ministers security.