Polls chief cancels DIG Lewke’s transfer

Polls chief cancels DIG Lewke’s transfer

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Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayaka has ordered the cancellation of the transfer of Northern Province senior DIG Nimal Lewke. He has ruled that the transfer is a violation of election laws. He issued orders on December 7 to all government departments, institutions, corporations and other entities not to hire, promote or transfer any employee until the presidential election results were released.

Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake, exercising the powers vested in him by the Constitution, has ordered the cancellation of all such transfers, appointments, and promotions made after November 23, 2009.

DIG Nimal Lewke in charge of operations in the North, was recalled to the police headquarters in Colombo on Sunday.

Police Headquarter sources said the DIG was not being transferred and would continue to hold on to his previous post but would operate from Colombo and be given additional duties.

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