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President pressurises National Police Commission!

President Maithripala Sirisena is said to have forced the National Police Commission to cancel transfers of 72 OIC’s made recently. The transfers were made to replace 72 OIC’s that were promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police on October 25. 
While the NPC is in charge of ordering the transfers in the Police (Other than that of the IGP) the President nor the Secretary to the Minister has no power to influence the decisions made by the authority. 
The NPC is an independent commission and therefore the President’s arbitrary action has jeopardized the independence and impartiality of the commission. Sources say this action would once again constitute of the President acting in an unconstitutional manner. It is believed the President may be attempting to appoint those loyal to him within the Police force to the vacant positions. 
It must be noted that Sirisena earlier attempted to transfer one of the lead investigators IP Nishantha Silva of the CID in an illegal manner but was only prevented when the NPC reversed the illegal action.

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