The vacation-of-service notice which was issued by the Police Superintendent’s office in Galle to former Wanduramba Police OIC Inspector P.L. Keerthisinghe has been delivered to his house in Dadella, Police said.
Galle ASP L.R. Kumarasiri said the notice was issued because the relevant authorities had not accepted the former Police OIC’s resignation and had not reported for duty December 22, 2014 without obtaining approved leave for his absence.
He said this notice was issued in terms of Section 172 of the Public Service Commission Regulations as having vacated his post.
The former Inspector handed over his letter of resignation on December 22 after three suspects who were in Police custody were forcibly taken away by Deputy Minister Nishantha Muthuhettigama. He said he was unable to perform his duties because of pressure from politicians and higher ups in the police service. (D.G. Sugathapala and Sumathipala Deeyagahage)
Comments - 21
jayanthi kaviratne Friday, 02 January 2015 09:12 PM
I am sure there were incidents where honorable police officers had resigned due to to similar situations. cheers to the gutty officer in this case.!!!!!!
Waco Friday, 02 January 2015 09:18 PM
This amounts to harasment.He resigned from his position and not vacated.
Palayang Yako Saturday, 03 January 2015 05:05 AM
Not only should he be reinstated, the IGP should be sacked immediately!
Rupa Saturday, 03 January 2015 05:09 AM
Similar scenario when a former DIG Police in Moneragala District refused to cow down to the politicians
Waco Friday, 02 January 2015 09:23 PM
How can you serve vacation notice to any one, who has already tendered in his letter of resignation, giving valued reasons?This is cussedness.
gobbaya Friday, 02 January 2015 04:51 PM
fallen from the tree & gored by the bull via DM Android App
Nimalasiri Perera Friday, 02 January 2015 05:04 PM
He should be reinstated to his post on the 9th of Jan 2015.
Cobra Saturday, 03 January 2015 07:14 AM
The IGP should take a leaf from this honest policeman with a backbone!!!
Bala Friday, 02 January 2015 05:37 PM
Usual treatment to Police who stand up to govt illegal activities.Earlier a PC was thrashed
Fair N Square Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:04 AM
Where is FREEDOM OF CHOICE... ? A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT.... UGH... He has all the right to resign from whatever his post is, NONE can stop it.. ACCEPTING OR NOT is not his problem. Come Jan 9th under MY3.. those who made the decision NOT to accept his resignation should be dealt with legally and put in place... He actually has to be promoted and the one who did not accept his resignation and want to penalize him should be demoted.. They need to switched places, so the SENIOR who is a bully would taste his own medicine....
Nimal Friday, 02 January 2015 05:39 PM
Another man of integrity hounded away from his post. Hopefully this is the last time.
C.K.Lankaputhra Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:08 AM
Mr. Keerthisinghe, you will be looked after by the almighty god.
Waco Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:13 AM
Muthuhettigama may go scot free. They will trap the OIC.
Anu Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:44 AM
Respect these man
tipsy Saturday, 03 January 2015 08:57 AM
Hats off to a man with guts !!
Justice Saturday, 03 January 2015 02:03 PM
He is an Officer with a back bone. He must be promoted and reinstated with respect to his bravery in dealing with the goons of ...
chutta Friday, 02 January 2015 08:01 PM
At least there was a one man in the entire Police Department with a backbone.
Waco Saturday, 03 January 2015 02:53 AM
What assistance were extended to the OIC by you as the ASP or by the HQI to re-arrest those three people and arrest Muthuhettigama ?Nothing.
demel Saturday, 03 January 2015 10:44 AM
Take it easy.This notice is only valid for five days more.You will be proud to sit back and work correctly under a sweet roof. via DM Android App
Nims Saturday, 03 January 2015 03:38 AM
Must be re-instated with a double promotion to be the SSP of ASP Kumarasiri who failed to stand by his juniors
hari40 Saturday, 03 January 2015 10:55 AM
Getting rid of every police officer who are committed to their duties.
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