Former DIG Nalaka de Silva, who is in remand custody in connection with the alleged plot to assassinate several VIPs, has been provided with special protection, a Prisons Department official said.
He said the DIG was being detained in a special cell at the
Welikada Prison and that additional security personnel from the prison have also been deployed for his security.
The CID arrested the DIG last Thursday and remanded till November 7 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne. (Darshana Sanjeewa)