05 police officers including a Sub Inspector attached to the Mihinthale police station have been interdicted.
According to police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana those suspended include a police Sergeant, 2 police constables and a police driver.
It is reported that several officers in the group which had engaged in mobile petrol on Monday night had been under the influence of alcohol.
The two constables in the group had fled the police station subsequent
to having arrived at the station.
The Sub Inspector who had been in charge of the station at the time of the incident had also been interdicted for his negligence.