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Sri Lanka police chief resigns over bombings

  • Published at 01:23 pm April 26th, 2019
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In this file photo taken on March 07, 2017 Sri Lanka police chief Pujith Jayasundara looks on after launching the first on-line service delivery of the Sri Lankan police at the headquarters in Colombo on March 7, 2017 AFP

The new IGP is yet to be nominated

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.