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Former STF chief remanded

Retired Deputy Inspector General Police K. L. N. Sarachchandra
One-time Commandant of the elite Special Task Force (STF) retired DIG K. M. L. Sarathchandra was yesterday remanded till Dec. 07 for allegedly misusing a vehicle belonging to the STF. 

The former police commando was arrested by the Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and produced at the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

Police informed the court that the retired DIG had been arrested for misusing a vehicle and requested that he be remanded as investigations were in progress. Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya ordered that the suspect be remanded till December 07.

DIG (retired) K.M.L. Sarathchandra served as the Commandant of the police commando unit from March 24, 2008 to March 19, 2011.