Police deny local media reports

Police deny local media reports

The Police have denied local media reports claiming that Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chandana Wickramaratne has been placed in self-isolation and that nearly 150 officers from the Police Headquarters have tested positive for Covid-19.

The Aruna newspaper reported that IGP Chandana Wickramaratne was placed in self-isolation from Monday (07) after a member of his staff had contracted the Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Lankadeepa reported that nearly 150 Police Officers at the Police Headquarters have contracted the virus.

Issuing a statement, Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ajith Rohana refuted the 2 newspaper reports in this regard were false.

The Police Media Unit said that the report was false and the IGP was currently engaged in his duties.