Lasantha’s daughter writes to Police Commission

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Ahimsa Wickrematunge, daughter of slain journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge has written to the National Police Commission (NPC) appealing against the appointment of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) A.R.P.J. Alwis as Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Sri Lanka Police.

In her letter, Ahimsa Wickrematunge notes that her father was murdered in Attidiya on January 8, 2009 and his murder is being investigated by the CID.

She notes that in October 2019, the CID reported to the Mount Lavinia Magistrate's Court that in 2010, the then Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID), SSP A.R. Prasanna J. Alwis had suppressed evidence and shielded suspects in order to screen her father’s murderers from punishment.

“The CID were ordered by then Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickremaratne to arrest Alwis and produce him before the Magistrate. After the presidential election, the Acting IGP suddenly changed his mind. SSP Alwis was never arrested nor produced. Instead, on May 21, 2020, the NPC approved the government’s request to appoint SSP Alwis as the new CID Director,” she said.

She requested the NPC to urgently take steps to remove SSP Alwis from any role at the CID and to ensure that the CID arrests Alwis and produce him before court.

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  • John Frazer Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:47 AM

    It’s a wast of time writing to these guys.one thing we can assure in Sri Lanka is if you do any thing you can get away .That is the beauty of this country.

    Gayan Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:54 AM

    Back in action. Elections are near.

    AR Thursday, 18 June 2020 02:14 PM

    Persons who don't know the value of their parents, and licking boots of politicians

    Saman Thursday, 18 June 2020 01:40 PM

    Time to move on!

    Lion Thursday, 18 June 2020 02:28 PM

    Nothing will instead the person may be elevated to the next rank of his job

    Anil Thursday, 18 June 2020 02:30 PM

    Wanting her fathers killers to be held accountable is playing politics?would you like the person who killed your father to be running the country?

    Sarias Lankathilaka Thursday, 18 June 2020 05:45 PM

    Write to your father best friend Ranil W for relief fund. He did nothing while he was in power! He will not come again, even as an MP in SL.

    Sajith Thursday, 18 June 2020 08:33 PM

    Yahapalanya came to power "promising" to address this but how could they when the chief culprit that all the evidence points to was brought to Parliament by Ranil in 2015 through the back door to be his attack dog and was also sponsored by the UNP

    Sajith Thursday, 18 June 2020 08:34 PM

    Every time there is an election, this woman emerges to cry about her "wonderful" father who ditched her on a roadside in Australia while being with his mistress who Ranil had made SLs HC to Australia back in 02-04.


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