Public Security Minister Admits ASP Perera Was Transferred Following Request By Arundika Fernando

Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekera said Wennappuwa ASP Eric Perera was transferred following a request by State Minister Arundika Fernando.

A video clip containing a conversation between Perera and Fernando are being widely circulated on social media. In the video, Fernando is heard requesting the senior police officer not to take action against those who producing illicit liquor as a “domestic industry.”

Speaking to a YouTube Channel, Weerasekera said Perera was transferred following multiple allegations of professional misconduct and an inquiry is currently underway.

“This is a temporary transfer. Wennappuwa is ASP Perera’s hometown and that is one reason for the issues involving the officer. As a result, we have transferred him to the neighboring police division,” Weerasekera added.

He said he was not aware as to how the letter sent by Fernando over the transfer of Perera was leaked to social media.

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