21 policemen transferred after man dies

2016-01-07 14:22:32

Twenty-one policemen, including the HQI of the Embilipitiya Police Station, have been temporarily transferred with immediate effect, following the death of a man in Embilipitiya, police said.

“On the instructions of DIG (Sabaragamuwa Province) Rohan Dias, these police officers were transferred pending investigations into the man's death,” said police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera.

He said the policemen had been transferred to the Kegalle and Seethawaka Police divisions.

The 29-year-old was killed falling off the third floor of a house during a clash between police and residents on Monday night.

IGP N.K. Illangakoon had instructed officials to investigate the Embilipitiya clash, the spokesman said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 4

  • SL-Walah Friday, 8 January 2016 02:58

    This is typical police brutality in resulting the ending of life of a innocent person. All the indications so far are that the off duty police had interfered into a private and a peaceful function in search of arrack to drink. All the police officers have been in civil clothing, hence on off duty but calling upon on people to demand favours, booze etc. If the President fails to take reasonable action, then he should expect demonstration by people seeking justice from so called Yahapalanaya.

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    Anura Mendis Friday, 8 January 2016 06:10

    I want the Answers To the Following Questions1) What was the blood alchohol level in the Police officers who was admitted to hospital or any other evidence of drunkeness,2) What time did the music stop.and What time did the second police party arrive.3) Is it Normal for ASP to be on Duty at 0200AM in the morning and working in civies.Where was he when he got the information,Sleeping or drinking ??4 ) If the first two uniformed officers are outnumbered did they withdraw and then call for reinforcements.5) What are the weapons carried? is it legal to carry weapons when in civies and possibly off duty.

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    BV Friday, 8 January 2016 09:15


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    tlogi Friday, 8 January 2016 17:21

    Why do they transfer? If they have done something wrong, then interdict and charge them. That the way the justice should be maintained.

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