The Colombo Fort Magistrate Court issued notice to Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennekoon to appear in Court on February 16 against the charges against him on the alleged aiding and abetting the criminal misappropriation of the money discovered in President's House during the ‘Aragalaya’ protest last year.
When the Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers' Union Mahinda Jayasinghe's personal complaint was called, Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage issued this directive.
The complaint and affidavit were given to the court on behalf of Mr Jayasinghe's representation by President's Counsel Rienzi Arasakularatne and President's Counsel Maithree Gunaratne, and the Magistrate issued this ruling declaring that aiding and abetting in such fraud constitutes a criminal breach of trust.
In the meantime, Senior DIG Tennekoon, who is accused of attacking the "Aragalaya" protest, has been the subject of an investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), according to Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles.
Senior DIG Tennekoon has also been subject to disciplinary action, and both reports have been sent to the Attorney General's Department. The Attorney General has not provided any notice regarding the reports, the Minister added.