July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Headquarters say that one of its officer-in-charge was sacked on the charges of taking ransom from a drug dealer.
The police officer, the chief of Hanwella police station of the Colombo district, is alleged of soliciting a bribe of Rs. 3.5 million from a drug dealer is said to not take legal action against him.
The drug dealer was a resident of Dematagoda area. He was reportedly killed by police as he tried to escape.
Police Headquarters say more investigations are underway against the said police officer.