No explanations have been given but the illegal attorney general Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum has appointed Ayesha Jinasena the new director of prosecutions.
Jinasena replaces Aca Rayawa who has obviously been given the boot.
Jinasena comes from Sri Lanka and is said to have 20 years experience.
Rayawa was the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions and according to reports is no longer with the DPP's office with Sayed-Khaiyum being quoted as saying the contract has been terminated.
Editor's Note: The announcement of Rayawa's departure is one of the shortest ever statements on the regime's website. Under the title 'New DPP appointed' were these two sentences: Mr Aca Rayawa is no longer the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions or with the DPP’s office. The new DPP in a substantive decision is Ms Ayesha Jinasena.