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Sri Lanka police chief resigns over Easter bombings: President Maithripala Sirisena

Sirisena’s nominee has to be confirmed by a constitutional council.

world Updated: Apr 26, 2019 13:24 IST
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The resignation comes after the country’s top defence ministry official, defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigned on Thursday.
The resignation comes after the country’s top defence ministry official, defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigned on Thursday. (AFP)
         

Sri Lanka’s top police official, Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, has resigned over failures that led to the deadly Easter bomb attacks, the country’s president said Friday.

“The IGP has resigned. He has sent his resignation to the acting defence secretary. I’ll nominate a new IGP soon,” President Maithripala Sirisena told reporters.

Sirisena’s nominee has to be confirmed by a constitutional council.

The resignation comes after the country’s top defence ministry official, defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigned on Thursday.

First Published: Apr 26, 2019 13:04 IST