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Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe arrested
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The CID today arrested the Senior DIG in charge of the Central Province, Lalith Jayasinghe on charges of allowing a suspect of abusing and murdering Vidya in Punkudutivu – Jaffna, to flee.

The arrest was made following investigations into the incident.

The police media spokesperson’s office noted that he is to be produced before Kayts magistrate.

Twelve suspects have been arrested so far in connection to abducting, abusing and murdering Sivayoganadan Vidya on the 13th of May 2015.

It was unveiled at the previous hearing that the murder was planned overseas and that the act of abusing was filmed and sold.

Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe who was in charge of Jaffna at the time of the incident is accused over allowing the prime suspect of the incident, Mahalingam Shashikumar alias Swiss Kumar, to flee.

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