Senior police officer of Sri Lanka sacked over soliciting bribe from a drug dealer

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.

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