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PM asks IGP to probe incident at Matara Magistrate's Court

13 May 2016 08:25 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has directed IGP Pujith Jayasundera to investigate the incident which occurred at the Matara Magistrate's Court where journalists were alleged to have been barred from reporting proceedings when former minister Basil Rajapaksa was produced in Court.

Journalists were barred from entering the Court premises nor were they allowed to cover the proceedings.

According to reports the journalists had complained to senior DIG Chandana Wickramaratne who had assured them that he would also look into this matter. (YP)

  Comments - 17

  • BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 14 May 2016 10:32 AM

    With the new government, though many things have become transparent, their is still a lot of "hench-aiya" mentality amongst the police especially when they are Sinhalese. Therefore, the culture where the President / PM gives instructions to the IGP is all belonging to part of this licking business.

    BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 14 May 2016 10:35 AM

    We Sinhalese still belong to the boot licking culture. The IGP and all top officers below him want to protect there future and pocket. They are not Peter Hills who would tell the President to fly a kite when asked to first class seats on a flight in half and hour.

    Lawful Saturday, 14 May 2016 10:38 AM

    The PM had to as the DIG and IGP were silent on the matter. Of course I too believe that the Police is still corrupt to the core and they are not afraid of the political structure which also is corrupt to the core via DM Android App

    Henry Saturday, 14 May 2016 10:52 AM

    PM has time for such petty things as majority of the promises made are well are solved.

    Haam Putha Saturday, 14 May 2016 11:39 AM

    Why don't they say who has barred the journos from reporting the proceedings?

    shantha Saturday, 14 May 2016 04:51 PM

    Can anyone imagine a PM in a civilized country telling the police to investigate?We had Mahinda telling police to catch offenders as a signal to forget them?

    Aba Jayasekera Saturday, 14 May 2016 06:02 PM

    If everyone is corrupt, why bother to write ?

    Lanka Watch Saturday, 14 May 2016 06:02 PM

    It comes to my mind that IGP on assumption of duties asIGP said that Police will look after law and order and othersto look after their own duties.

    vasaliya Saturday, 14 May 2016 07:15 PM

    Another drama staged by Ranil....bloody deal maker with the Rajapakse's.

    NARAYANS Friday, 13 May 2016 10:36 PM

    They wants to hide FCID Women PC reapist fabricated cases from public for their survival

    Aquarius Friday, 13 May 2016 11:54 PM

    Looks like the Rajapakse's are still running the country!

    TONY Saturday, 14 May 2016 12:00 AM

    JOURNALISTS HAVE COMPLAINED TO DIG. SO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN. WHY DO YOU AS PM WANT INSTRUCT IGP TO TAKE ACTION. THIS WILL SUGGEST THAT THE POLICE WILL ACT ONLY ON YOUR INSTRUCTIONS

    AAA Saturday, 14 May 2016 02:09 AM

    PM can not ask IGP to investigate. Doing so the PM is interfering in IGP's role.

    Ceylonese Saturday, 14 May 2016 06:52 AM

    Though Ranil is the Prime Minister of the country the Rajapaksa's still seem to dictate terms to the Government when they should be behind bars by now for all their corrupt activities during the last 10 years.

    Sharon Saturday, 14 May 2016 07:46 AM

    Tell him to probe CB scam as well. This is nothing compared to that. via DM iOS App

    Nihal Gunatilake Saturday, 14 May 2016 08:24 AM

    Hi- Send this officer to the training school to follow a course in Media Freedom and Policing. They still scaredof their previous Masters!! Bye - Nihal Gunatilake

    Loku Ayya Saturday, 14 May 2016 09:09 AM

    I cant understand why the PM has to direct the IGP to do his job?


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