The National Police Commission has approved the suspension of Senior DIG, Lalith Jayasinghe.
The Commission has approved the request put forward by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in writing, to suspend Jayasinghe from his duties.
Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe, who was arrested on the 15 of this month (July), was remanded till the July 25 after being produced at the Kayts Magistrates Court.
Jayasinghe was arrested for allegedly helping a suspect in the murder of schoolgirl Sivaloganathan Vidya in Jaffna to evade arrest.
The 18-year-old student from Pungudutivu was abducted, raped and murdered while returning from school on May 13, 2015.
The incident sparked wide-spread condemnation and protests especially in her hometown of Jaffna while 9 suspects were arrested and indicted over the murder.
The chief suspect in the case, Mahalingam Shashikumar, was captured by residents in the area and handed over to the authorities, but was later released by Kayts Police.