Colombo - Sri Lanka's police chief and former defence secretary were remanded in custody on Wednesday over allegations that they failed to prevent the Easter Day bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people, a police spokesman said.
Colombo magistrates' court will hear the case on Tuesday, the spokesman, Ruwan Gunasekera, said.
The Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday arrested Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and former secretary to the Ministry of Defence Hemasiri Fernando while they were both receiving treatment in hospital.
Both are still in different hospitals in Colombo but are under the supervision of prison officials, Gunasekera said. Fernando was reported by media to have suffered chest pains. There was no immediate information on Jayasundara's complaint.
Security has been beefed up in and around the two hospitals, police sources told Reuters.