President tells Defence Secretary, IGP to resign

Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando

President Maithripala Sirisena has requested the Secretary of Defence Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to resign immediately.

They said the President has conveyed this to the two officials this morning.

It was also reported that the Defence Secretary has met with the President a short while ago at the presidential secretariat.