Deputy Justice Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe today rejected the allegation that he had threatened a sergeant attached to the Athurugiriya Police and said he had advised the sergeant not to consume alcohol while on duty.
The deputy minister accused the police sergeant of being under the influence of liquor and had tried to disrupt an event where he was to address a small gathering of people using sub-woofers.
“When I came to the scene, I realised that the sergeant was drunk and when he spoke his mouth smelt of liquor. I advised him not to turn up for duty if he was drunk because the police service was a responsible profession,” he said.
The deputy minister said the sergeant had dragged one of his supporters towards the police station causing heavy traffic congestion on the road.
“I informed SSP Mahen Gunasekara about the sergeant's the behavior and asked him to carry out a spot check-up to determine if the sergeant was drunk. Later I came to know that the sergeant had complained against me,” he said.
In a complaint, the sergeant said deputy minister had threatened him when he requested the deputy minister to refrain from holding a road show using sub-woofers at the Habarakada Junction in Homagama on Thursday night.
However, the deputy minister said that SSP Gunasekara had allowed him to continue with the event because there is no ban on using sub-woofers for electioneering . (Piyumi Fonseka)
Comments - 17
Mason Saturday, 01 August 2015 11:36 AM
A belated attempt by Deputy Minister accusing the Police Sergeant as being drunk or is the Sergeant now being made to accept that he was at fault.
Nims Saturday, 01 August 2015 11:39 AM
What rights the Minister has to instruct a policeman. He should have immediately reported to the OIC Athurugiriya and the IG
Milinda Friday, 31 July 2015 06:46 PM
lol minister instructing a police officer about his duty. all you can do is report to 911 if you think the police officer was drunk. shame we have to teach law to the deputy law and order minister
Krisna Friday, 31 July 2015 06:56 PM
Some politician behave like drunken guys, specially YAHAALANA bunch
Mailman Saturday, 01 August 2015 12:23 PM
We know MY3 and RW want to operate good gourvanance. Yet you need to get rid of th idiotic bunch in your party to achieve this. via DM Android App
sss Friday, 31 July 2015 07:13 PM
same ol same ol
Dan Friday, 31 July 2015 07:14 PM
a good excuse... a shameless act to cover ones own disrespect to Law
Fair N Square Saturday, 01 August 2015 01:31 PM
in SL its 119 not 911..he is NOT a minister who was in the previous regime where MOST didnt have even an GCE O/L pass.. He is a LAWYER, so he knows what he is talking about...
Premalal Saturday, 01 August 2015 08:11 AM
Now you can tell your story to the court.
rohan Saturday, 01 August 2015 02:50 PM
He is going to take over the role of Mervyn Silva.
Aravinda Saturday, 01 August 2015 08:25 AM
Senasingha is the man who took injunction to stop publication of report about 2700 Billion Central Bank Bond Robbery. This is a disgraceful man, a curse to our nation.
Sara Saturday, 01 August 2015 04:10 PM
Sujeewa the A at Law, Sujeewa the JMO, Sujeewa the SSP, Sujeewa the DIG, Sujeewa the IGP.Imagine these people coming to power under MS,
Shan Saturday, 01 August 2015 09:31 AM
Did anybody see how Minister Senasinghe demeaned a female journalist on a talk show? It looks like he likes to have his way and gets angry and arrogant when that does not happen.
Nims Sunday, 02 August 2015 11:05 AM
Mr Minister, This is disgraceful. You did the wrong thing and now trying to send home an innocent policeman who did his duty. Some day you will pay the penalty for your sins
Ukkun Putha Saturday, 01 August 2015 09:58 AM
"Yaha palanaya" gang is better than the old team. As soon as came to bat hitting sixes.
Waco Saturday, 01 August 2015 10:37 AM
This man is a dangerous to be the deputy minister of justice - a lier as well.
mohan Saturday, 01 August 2015 10:51 AM
911 ? incident happen in sri lanka not in USA
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