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Criminal operations by underworld kingpins from prisons must end – Prez

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has emphasized that crimes operated by underworld kingpins and drug mafia from prisons must be put to an end without delay.  
Specific information relating to criminal activities and drug peddling operated from prisons have been received. The general public is appalled by this situation, President said.   
“This has to be rectified. Use mobile phones within prison premises should be completely eradicated” President added.
President Rajapaksa made these comments during a discussion with the Prison officials to review the current status of prisons held at the Presidential Secretariat today (01).
If Prisons or Police reach a state of collapse, it will adversely affect maintaining law and order in the country. President said he always welcomes the right conduct on the part of officials   despite their political loyalties.
President Rajapaksa emphasized that the existing shortcomings of the Department of Prisons will be removed and the system will be entirely overhauled. This restructuring process will be implemented through a committee comprising Secretary Defence, the Army Commander and the Inspector General of Police. The President also advised the relevant officials to conduct all actions including the training of officers and providing incentives under a supervisory team.
The President further said that corrupt and inefficient officers should be identified and should take appropriate decisions regarding them.
Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, Secretary to the President, P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne Secretary to Ministry of Justice, Mrs. S. M. Mohamed, Commanders of Tri-Forces, Acting Inspector General of Police, Commissioner General of Prisons and the high ranking officials of the Police and Department of Prisons attended the meeting. 

 

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  • Jude Monday, 01 June 2020 09:51 PM

    Hello, it's a common practice, the kingpins in jail ONLY for once a month prisoner count !! Yeah!!

    Sara Monday, 01 June 2020 10:27 PM

    Does that include your operations Mr President?

    Pol S Monday, 01 June 2020 10:41 PM

    what about Duminda Silva?

    Karl Monday, 01 June 2020 10:56 PM

    Sorry we lost confidence in you....

    Citizen Monday, 01 June 2020 11:13 PM

    So let's see how you do it Mr President. But not a repeat of pre 2015 Welikada please

    IDi Ameen Monday, 01 June 2020 11:25 PM

    All underworld in Srilanka are sponsored and supported by your family, well known secrets. Don’t pretend you are going to end it, for political longevity your family uses them to kill innocent civilians irrespective of race.

    Kalu Tuesday, 02 June 2020 01:29 AM

    You parade in funeral home's

    True Sri Lankan Tuesday, 02 June 2020 03:10 AM

    Daily mirror is publishing only negative anti government comments. Poor journalism !

    Odin Tuesday, 02 June 2020 06:04 AM

    Simple- carry out another 'Weikade' stun are you not an expert on that?

    Saima Tuesday, 02 June 2020 06:11 AM

    This is all a joke. Politicians survive through the underworld. You were instrumental in defeating the LTTE but you cannot defeat the underworld. What a load of horseshit. ???????????

    ara Tuesday, 02 June 2020 06:12 AM

    Prison is a place where there should be command. Not like a District Secretary's Office.

    Lion Tuesday, 02 June 2020 06:24 AM

    Only talks Dudley showed his metal and you retreated then here too it would be the same result as your friend Dumia is there.

    Ram Tuesday, 02 June 2020 07:21 AM

    Sweep your yard first

    Buddhist Tuesday, 02 June 2020 07:37 AM

    If that is so Gota, it should start with Duminda Silva and Hiru.

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 02 June 2020 08:49 AM

    MR DONT YOU OR YOUR BROTHERS USE THESE UNDERWORLD TO CARRY OUT TO KNOCK OUT YOUR RIVALS

    Siri Biris Tuesday, 02 June 2020 08:51 AM

    Shall we have another round of shooting and killing at Welikada prison ?

    Nisal Silva Tuesday, 02 June 2020 01:26 PM

    What a rediculous statement Mr.President.Its not just the Kingpins,rather Politicians,Police,Navy

    Antony Jude Tuesday, 02 June 2020 01:32 PM

    What about the criminal and illegal activities committed by you and your gang during the period when you were defence secretary???? Law and order should be equal to everyone.

    Ronnie Bugger Tuesday, 02 June 2020 01:43 PM

    By Gad. wish I was sent to Welikada for a couple of years. I'll come out a bloody millionaire.

    Pali Tuesday, 02 June 2020 02:05 PM

    Some purposely ignoring their duty,as a result ,prez had to start to visit offices without informing,good idea ,but after just couple of weeks,they back to normal lethargic pattern,RMV werahara,totally disorganize,they won 't come to tele hone

    rma Tuesday, 02 June 2020 02:30 PM

    presidential pardon given former soldier who killed Tamils in Northern Sri Lanka. The soldier was convicted by the Sri Lankan courts.

    J.J. Ratnajeewa Tuesday, 02 June 2020 04:08 PM

    We welcome your move Sir... this is the way to control irregularities.

    Lal Piyal Mendis Tuesday, 02 June 2020 04:10 PM

    You are a strong leader Hon. President, like-wise - please trap Arjun Mahendran, Ravi

    Rajaratnam Kandiah Tuesday, 02 June 2020 04:12 PM

    Great Leader to be admired and Sir, your name will be written in the Golden books of SriLanka History.

    Kadupol Weerawansa Tuesday, 02 June 2020 04:13 PM

    No games with our Excellency President, he is one of our "SriLankan Batcha", brave Military icon.

    Dr. Leslie Wijeratne Tuesday, 02 June 2020 04:16 PM

    I am sure if Gota rules with his battalion, within two years he will wipe out - drugs, main drug dealers including prominent ministers and Ex-MPs and establish ever-lasting peace for our country.

    lord pakeer Tuesday, 02 June 2020 04:48 PM

    for some even if Crime prevails its BAD if crime is arrested it BAD, even if God becomes the president, its BAD. Rather than wearing coloured / ethnic glasses, try to be more positive and what's positive and good for the country.


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