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Lakshman Hulugalle hospitalised

2013 Dec 24

The former Director General of the now-defunct Media Center for National Security (MCNS), Lakshman Hulugalle has reportedly been hospitalised due to a sudden illness.

Recent media reports had alleged that Hulugalle was linked to the transfer of 23 officers and constables from the Police Department’s Organised Crimes Investigation Unit, who were involved in the raid of a casino that was being operated in the Colombo Town Hall area.

Hulugalle, however, has denied he made any such request.

The Media Center for National Security (MCNS), which was established for the specific purpose of disseminating all national security and defence-related information and data to the Media and the public from one co-coordinated Center, was abolished with affect from November 01, 2013.

The brainchild of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the MCNS was the sole state authority to distribute national security and defence-related Media releases, data, statistics, visuals and other information to the public, produced special dossiers, audio-video clips and various documentaries.

However, Ada Derana learns that Lakshman Hulugalle has been hospitalised today. 

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