The Secretary to Ministry of Public Security Major General (Retd.) Jagath Alwis has tendered his resignation.
The resignation comes after he recorded a statement today with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the unrest that broke out in Sri Lanka on 09th May.
Major General (Retd.) Jagath Alwis had left the CID after giving a nearly 4-hour statement on the incidents that had taken place near the Temple Trees and the Galle Face Green in Colombo.
Minister Ramesh Pathirana had recently accused Jagath Alwis of teaming up with the IGP and preventing the Police from taking action against the SLPP- led mob which attacked peaceful anti-government protesters in Colombo.
The BAR Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) had also inquired into a letter that had been sent to the Chief Justice and the Attorney General by Jagath Alwis, in an alleged attempt to interfere with the functions of the judiciary in respect of pending cases relating to protests.