Mystery surrounds the exclusion of the independent media from yesterday`s Police headquarters news conference on police promotions.
Only the State-run media was represented at the conference chaired by Senior DIG Bodhi Liyanage.
A senior police spokesman said the news conference contravened the accepted norms of government departments/ministries where all media institutions are invited for any news conference.
Senior DIG Jayantha Wickramaratne said the conference was organized suddenly, but Police Headquarters would issue a news release to all media institutions that were not invited. He did not elaborate on why only the state media was invited.
When DIG Bodhi Liyanage was asked why only the state media was invited, he requested that DIG Wanaguru be contacted for an answer but the latter could not be contacted.