Police regret STF Commandant's outburst; disciplinary action to be taken

19 June 2016 12:22 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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While expressing regrets to the media over the threats made by the Special Task Force (STF) Commandant, DIG Ranjith Perera, SSP Ajith Rohana yesterday said disciplinary action would be taken against DIG Perera.

In a special news conference last Friday (17) at STF headquarters DIG Perera said that STF that overcame the underworld, knew how to punish journalists, whom he claims, had fallen into the hands of underworld gangsters and mafia members, while slinging mud at the STF.

DIG Perera blasted out at the media for not commending and acknowledging the STF's contribution in the last week's largest cocaine bust.

However, SSP Ajitha Rohana said the Sri Lanka Police or the STF had no intention to punish the media or threaten them, and the DIG Perera’s statement should not be considered as a common statement representing the STF.

He said under Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara’s directions, necessary disciplinary actions would be taken against DIG Perera soon. (Indika Ramanayake)

  Comments - 10

  • Jude Monday, 20 June 2016 08:02 AM

    Only authorized media spoke person must talk to media when it's come to police matters and Tri-Forces!!?? Of course the heads of Tri-Forces and IGP could talk direct to media!!!!

    Rabutan Monday, 20 June 2016 09:42 AM

    Nothing wrong with the comments. That is how its done allover the world. US, Russia, China they all do the same.

    7stars Monday, 20 June 2016 09:46 AM

    Now there is no war so who needs STF. via DM Android App

    AshyD Monday, 20 June 2016 10:00 AM

    The DIG STF must know what he is talking before he opens his mouth. This is not MR's white van government. Strict disciplinary action MUST be taken against DIG STF.He cannot go around threatening citizens of this country whoever they are.Probably he wanted the limelight after the raid which was diluted when HE The President visited to see for himself this unprecedented raid by those concerned.We are waiting to see the conclusion to this.

    galleguy Monday, 20 June 2016 10:01 AM

    welcome back MR.AJITH ROHANA. YOUR PRESENCE ITSELF IS PLEASANT TO US.

    Raj Sunday, 19 June 2016 12:46 PM

    Old habits die hard!!

    ANTON Sunday, 19 June 2016 12:58 PM

    AFTER VERY VERY LONG TIME YOU SAID SOME THING MEANINGFUL, WELL PUT ROHANA.

    ishara Sunday, 19 June 2016 12:57 PM

    Sri lanka police we know your pedigree via DM Android App

    Mohan Sunday, 19 June 2016 02:30 PM

    DIG being reprimanded by SSP!!! Last time I checked you are two steps below the STF commandant. However, what you said is very true and the DIG has forgotten the motto "serve and protect".

    Sharon Sunday, 19 June 2016 06:20 PM

    Welcome back Ajith. We miss good officers like you via DM iOS App


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