CID to investigate the gun holder

26 April 2015 12:30 pm - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A special investigation was launched by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) into an incident where a man said to be a security officer of MP Namal Rajapaksa was caught bearing a gun in the vicinity of President Maithripala Sirisena at the SLFP Hambantota district meeting held in Angunukolapelassa on Saturday (25).

Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said today that the man has been identified as a Corporal in the Sri Lankan Army and when questioned he has said that he was serving as a security officer to  MP Namal Rajapaksa as well.

“However, President's Security Division (PSD) personnel had missed the man in the security check and later was identified by them that he had not undergone the security check. When they checked him, the officers had found a gun in his possession and he was removed from the premises immediately,” the ASP said.

He also said that they have not verified as yet the connection between the gun holder and MP Namal Rajapaksa and the CID is yet to investigate the incident further.

PSD is headed by S. M. Wickramasinghe who was also in the same post when Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in power. (Piyumi Fonseka)


  Comments - 19

  • prabhath Monday, 27 April 2015 06:58 AM

    How can a soldier serve as security guard to an MP?

    Wickramasinghe Monday, 27 April 2015 07:00 AM

    He was the one who leaked all secrets to new regime back then.

    Bala Monday, 27 April 2015 07:31 AM

    No need to do all that. There is sufficient to put him behind bars for all his rackets including getting air hostesses for ...

    keethan Sunday, 26 April 2015 06:21 PM

    Take action immediately... someone maybe behind him..

    Abayatilaka Sunday, 26 April 2015 06:46 PM

    I believe the President should take more precautionary measures where ever he goes.

    sss Sunday, 26 April 2015 07:06 PM

    Looks like namal has foriegn white security guards

    sham118 Sunday, 26 April 2015 07:28 PM

    Take Care Sir......Thugs and robbers are capable of doing anything...

    Duminda Sunday, 26 April 2015 07:34 PM

    PSD officer in charge is directly responsible for this act. Get him

    MightyAnt Sunday, 26 April 2015 07:53 PM

    Never mind "Yahapalanaya". First remove the head of the PSD. Next investigate this fellow and also his handlers.

    Hemantha Sunday, 26 April 2015 08:02 PM

    What a stupid decision to keep the same head of PSD personnel for the present president

    punchinilame Sunday, 26 April 2015 08:05 PM

    It is possible that the Dynasty is desparate and former MSDunder MR in charge the gravity of the tilt is fearsome.

    CH Sunday, 26 April 2015 08:07 PM

    Sir I agree please take security precaution earley we all need this Govt. to functiion thanks

    CH Sunday, 26 April 2015 08:11 PM

    Please watch his movement.

    upul Sunday, 26 April 2015 08:18 PM

    Transfer the head of PSD immediately and set an example. No excuses. This is how thinngs must be done. The head of PSD should not be allowed to find scape goats.

    Fassey Sunday, 26 April 2015 08:29 PM

    Rajapaksas will do any crooked work and pretend to be very clean and innocent. Must investigate who is behind this man.

    de silva Sunday, 26 April 2015 09:06 PM

    How did he miss the security check.That means he is a professional.Take care Mr.President and see whether your security persons are doing their job properly.If this happened to the former by this time he must be not alive.

    Nag Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:26 AM

    Desperate situations require desperate measures - this is just one of them!

    kondaya77 Sunday, 26 April 2015 09:26 PM

    There must be a shake up in the armed forces. The president trust the senior officers who are still loyal to the former regime. Remember Indira Gandhi.?

    Ryan Sunday, 26 April 2015 09:30 PM

    definitely part of the plan to put namal in jail by gawapalana fellows

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