Prez to decide on IGP next week

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President Maithripala Sirisena would take a decision on Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara in the next few days unless he tendered resignation, Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.

Minister Senaratne admitted that it was difficult for IGP Jayasundara to remain after President Sirisena expressed his displeasure over his behaviour in public and as the Police Chief.

Responding to the Daily Mirror at the weekly Cabinet news briefing yesterday, Minister Senaratne said the IGP was appointed by the Constitutional Council and therefore, President did not have the power to fire him.

He said but members of Parliament could bring and pass an impeachment motion against him in Parliament and then the CC could fire him.

Minister Senaratne said President Sirisena berated IGP Jayasundara at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (02) and not capable of giving leadership to the Police.

Interestingly, not a single Minister, including Minister of Law and Order Ranjith Maddumabandara under whom the Police Department runs, did not say anything against what President said on Police Chief.

“Mr Jayasundara has been questioned on last Friday (28) by a three-member Special Committee appointed to investigate allegations levelled against him that in 2008 he accepted a bribe of Rs. 12 million from a former Principal of Trinity College, Kandy,” he said.

“Minister Maddumabandara appointed this three-member Commission comprising three top public officials headed by Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration and Management and Law and Order Mala Basnayake.

“Under normal circumstances, the Government will have to wait until the committee releases its report.

“Besides, IGP Jayasundara has no other charges against him but his behaviour and certain public utterances are the problems.

“The crime rate has also come down in the country during his tenure, Minister Senaratne stressed. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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  • Jude Thursday, 04 October 2018 06:25 AM

    So IGP's days are numbered !! Hey Pujitha, don't resign, let them fire you!!!??

    Tony Thursday, 04 October 2018 06:48 AM

    The IG appears to be the "fall guy" under the present circumstances. Why has it taken 10 years to bring about the alleged bribe ?The Police top brass need restructuring. Even the veteran police officer from the Metrapolitan police who was advising the police has stopped doing so. There are over forty deputies which is ridiculous, some of them appear to ignore the orders and directives of the IG.Automatic promotions within the ranks must be done away with as there is no incentive for police officers to perform better.

    DHA Thursday, 04 October 2018 06:50 AM

    So judging by the the reaction of our President and the cabinet it looks like our IGP has been framed and they are trying to seal his mouth forever !!! IGP why don't you come out with the truth...

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:19 AM

    Because the IGP has many skeletons in the cupboard.

    DJ Thursday, 04 October 2018 06:54 AM

    First of all the manner in which the president has reacted to this issue is not in keeping with proper norms of leadership. The IGP is appointed by the commission and there are better ways to deal with this situation. You cannot call public servents jokers just because your president.

    justin Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:19 AM

    Dear president.Calm down, do your job as the President

    ANTON Thursday, 04 October 2018 07:17 AM

    ONLY THING WHAT I KNOW IS THIS .... " BOTH ARE IN THE SAME BOAT"

    Shan Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:41 AM

    Who should resign first?

    City Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:09 AM

    Well this will make a big difference in many cases. Mr President get the correct information and advice regarding this. the impact is unpredictable sir.

    666 Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:23 AM

    ....and the people of this country have already decided on the President.

    Sunil Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:48 AM

    Always postponing. Take the decision now.

    Thomson Thompson Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:10 AM

    This man is arrogant, not fit to be an officer in the government. He is ill mannered and failed to behave in front of the public and the media. Henchman of RW he was a disgrace to the entire department. Most of the time he acts like a drunkard. Oh and a racketeer too ..all that money he received from the Trinity College account.!! Bye!!

    Muruga Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:51 AM

    Then who is responsible to keep this country as a poor country since independence?Definitely the piliticians n the SLAS n Planning officers ofthis country.Wwho punish them . they most robbed the country.????

    Citizen Perera Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:55 AM

    This president is ...jack of all trades...master of non...

    Dias Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:58 AM

    The crime rate has also come down in the country during his tenure, Minister Senaratne stressed. Another joke, please

    මරු ද සිරා Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:24 AM

    ඔයා රටේ ලොකු පුටුවේ හිටියට වගෙ ලොක්කා - කොහොමැයි එලවන්නෙ මෙයා මේ රනිල්ගෙ බොක්කා

    Rasheed Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:25 AM

    All the top appointmnet by the UNP are failures.

    elmi Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:26 AM

    Come on Rajitha, Not IGP you guys are the biggest crooks. Not the CC as you say for Pujitha, the people will fire you soon

    Sanath Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:42 AM

    Is the President doing his job properly. One example is the Ministry of Enviorenment. We see so many incidents of acts threatning the enviorenment by various parties, but hardly any being done to stop such acts and bring the culprits to book.

    Abey Thursday, 04 October 2018 12:44 PM

    Mr Prez, If IGP was currupt, get the bribary comm to act with out just talking. I feel it would be better if you act more than you talk

    Ceylon Thursday, 04 October 2018 01:19 PM

    sirisena is the most failed leadership.he failed the country and people.he failed slfp to 4th place to 4% votes.he protected national traitors level thieves who robed the country.he is a tital failer andvhe is critusing others to cover up his failers.

    Ceylon Thursday, 04 October 2018 01:21 PM

    impeach sirisena.he is the reason for all failers to the country.

    Anthony Thursday, 04 October 2018 01:51 PM

    It took 10 Yrs to bring about the alleged bribe ???? Isn't it a joke. Who really want the I. G. P. Ousted?? Why ??? Is it because may be he is doing something right, which is bothering the Culprits of crime. It's like the tree that bears get all the stones.

    Waco Thursday, 04 October 2018 03:18 PM

    Ultimately nothing will happen.

    Gamini Thursday, 04 October 2018 06:35 PM

    Why not President resign because of peoples' displeasure over his behaviour in public and as the President. According to latest polls his approval rating is only 4%.


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