I don’t interfere with law enforcement: Sagala

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Law enforcement authorities had been delegated full authority to act independently without any political interference, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said yesterday.

“I have delegated full authority to law enforcement authorities independently. I do not interfere,” he said.

Responding a question at a news briefing held at Temple Trees yesterday he said he had dutifully done his part as the Minister of Law and Order.

He said there was nothing for him to hide to the media and his self-respect was more valuable than anything.

“I was brought up as law abiding citizen and I will not break the law,” he said.

“Ministers are appointed by the President after a discussion with the Prime Minister. Now I am a Minister sworn into before the President.

“Even if I had been I assigned to any other Ministry, I will do my best,” the Minister said.

“I was not after Ministerial posts. But people elected me as their representative to Parliament. I will do my role as a Minister with responsibility,” he said.

“I have delegated full authority to law enforcement authorities act independently. I do not interfere,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

 

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  • Menik Friday, 07 July 2017 01:20 PM

    I may not be a Yahapalana fan, but I always admire Minister Sagala Ratnayake's dignity and honesty. You are too good for this dirty game. You are more suitable as a Chairman of a Company.

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 07 July 2017 01:42 PM

    Sorry Mr. Minister. You are not suitable to fit into any ministerial shoes, let alone Law and Order. Please go.

    Indrajith Friday, 07 July 2017 01:42 PM

    Then how come the government could not punish even a single corrupt politician in the previous regime.

    max Friday, 07 July 2017 01:48 PM

    Mr. Minister, turn the law and put any of Rajapakshes somehow in to the cell. Then, you will be in good books of heads of the yahapalana govt. And the various NGO activists.

    Shelly Friday, 07 July 2017 01:51 PM

    But we dont want you to sleep when so much delay take place. via DM Android App

    pachaya tommy Friday, 07 July 2017 01:55 PM

    So what is your responsibility then as the minister in charge ?

    errol Friday, 07 July 2017 01:58 PM

    Delegation is good. But it has to be monitored and supervised.

    Kapila Friday, 07 July 2017 02:02 PM

    Minister, maybe you dont know, but it is your duty to ensure that organizations under your purview are working effectively and efficiently.

    ceylon Friday, 07 July 2017 02:12 PM

    ministers duty is to supervise the officials work.not to just go to office and take salary.if officials do what they wantwhat you are doing as minister . via DM Android App

    Sunil Friday, 07 July 2017 02:28 PM

    Yes, Sir. No, Sir, he won't be arrested, Sir.

    Dilip Friday, 07 July 2017 02:30 PM

    In Srilanka some one should keep an eye on the law enforcecement authorities.So many times they have taken wrong decisions. If you are the minister of law and order, it is your job to show them when they do wrong.This dose not mean to influence them for political gains,but for the benifit of the people.

    De Silva Friday, 07 July 2017 02:35 PM

    Come on Mr.Minister. What about that famous telephone call to the IGP ????

    ROY Friday, 07 July 2017 02:36 PM

    Yes yes sir we all heard how you were interfering regarding a FCID issue with IGP. All sri lankans heard the converation thru TV.

    Premalal Friday, 07 July 2017 03:11 PM

    Tell it to the birds please.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 07 July 2017 03:13 PM

    Oh really, how about that call to IGP not to arrest Gnansara... hello hello memory lapse?

    daily boru Friday, 07 July 2017 03:34 PM

    you are paid not NOT TO GET INVOLVED but get well involved in police matters.

    rohan Friday, 07 July 2017 04:56 PM

    how about the call You have given to IGP which went on public sir??

    Truth Friday, 07 July 2017 05:56 PM

    So do you have evidence to prove your statement?

    PW Friday, 07 July 2017 06:49 PM

    You are not capable and interfering with the investigations. That is what the public can see. Just resign and so that the President can appoint another unsuitable one.


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