Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaka said that criminal activities in the country had drastically increased in recent months while the underworld had risen once again.
“Just this year, we have seen an unusual number of rapes, murders and shooting incidents,” he said.
Posting a comment on his blog, Mr. Rajapaksa said while all societies have to deal with some criminal activity, the incidents of recent months have gone to show that our law enforcement does not appear to be as vigilant or properly equipped as it used to be and added that the two incidents that took place in September alone were cases in point.
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There is little doubt that criminal activity in this country has drastically increased in recent months. The underworld has risen once again. And just this year, we have seen an unusual number of rapes, murders and shooting incidents.
While all societies have to deal with some criminal activity, the incidents of recent months have gone to show that our law enforcement does not appear to be as vigilant or properly equipped as it used to be. Two incidents that took place in September alone are cases in point.
The Police have clearly mishandled the recent case of the gruesome rape and murder of the five-year-old child. The initial haphazard arrests that were made appear to have been made without adequate investigation. On the one hand, the teenager who was initially arrested has been further remanded. Meanwhile, another suspect has allegedly confessed to the crime. If the latter is proven to be true, then the life and future of a second innocent child has been completely destroyed.
Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa, has stated that what happened to this teenager was a grave injustice.
“The rights of the 17-year-old boy have been violated by his unjustifiable arrest,” Dr. Mahanamahewa said, speaking to the Daily Mirror. “Police may arrest people as long as there is sufficient evidence against them. The arrest of the student raises the doubts as to whether he was arrested after due investigation.”
Lanka Teachers’ Union Secretary Joseph Stalin had also condemned the police treatment of the suspects in custody as being unacceptable.
“As soon as the suspects were arrested, the Police acted as if the suspects had already been convicted,” Mr. Stalin said. “One precious life has already (been) lost, and another life is being subjected to Police injustice.” [http://goo.gl/rJ4NWE]
Then there is the shooting incident that occurred inside the premises of the Kaduwela Magistrate Court, which is equally troubling. It goes to show that the Police are unable to maintain law and order even in places where criminals are brought – places that are supposed to be the most secure.
With heinous crimes on the increase, the Government is still preoccupied with investigating my family. What this clearly shows is that the Government is desperately trying to shift the public’s attention away from the serious challenges this country is now facing.
The question now is why enough resources are not being invested to upgrade our Police service to adequately equip them in handling the serious crimes that are taking place in this country. Is spending public funds to seek personal revenge more important and more justifiable than upholding the safety and justice of Sri Lanka’s public? Sadly, that seems to be the case.
Goliwog Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:09
Oh! What a joke. The nuts are taking about rule of the law. Oops sorry, he is one of those cardboard lawyers.
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public Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:17
My3 getting taste of his own medicine.
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Sapu Wednesday, 30 September 2015 21:20
Who do you think to call yourself the "public"?
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Sapu Wednesday, 30 September 2015 21:20
What we see today is the result of the last 10 years
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kumaran Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:28
Shaaa, very impressd
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johan Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:41
May be he is behind the scene
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Manushya Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:46
Look who is talking!!
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OMG Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:53
The seed was planted during your time and now we are reaping the poisonous harvest.
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Shan Wednesday, 30 September 2015 21:51
Your camp may the invisible hand behind these crimes
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Lanka Putha Wednesday, 30 September 2015 22:35
I wonder who created all these fellows. Look around you then you will have the answer
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NKH Thursday, 1 October 2015 00:13
what the hell is this idiot think him self via DM Android App
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CitizenPerera Thursday, 1 October 2015 00:36
Most of the alleged criminals are youth. This shows your performance as leader in the youth movement like "Thuranaya Hetak" movement that cost us millions. How has any of this benefited us or the youth?
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Jaypee Thursday, 1 October 2015 12:38
Ha ha ha ........
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Modaya Thursday, 1 October 2015 17:14
Someone referred to you as thottha baba sometime ago. Now we understand why!
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amdon Thursday, 1 October 2015 18:53
Real thoththa Baba. He does not know anything. Any fool can understand that these are the result of unruliness during the yesteryear.
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lokka Thursday, 1 October 2015 18:57
this thotha baba knows A,B,C,D about polititics worst fellow
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Terry Thursday, 1 October 2015 22:13
What planet is Namal on?
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Anderson Friday, 2 October 2015 13:59
The difference is The crime is being exposed these days which was not before.
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wasantha Friday, 2 October 2015 15:49
You were the one with your in laws did undo your dad who was whoever was anyway.
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Sarath Friday, 2 October 2015 18:47
At least now, he has realized the truth. - Only thing it is too late. He must be a late developer.
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baba Saturday, 3 October 2015 08:00
Aney baba paw every time father is called on by Cid this baba comes out with nuts
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