Crackdown on illegal activities in Kelaniya

6 April 2012 05:40 pm - 37     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A special operation has been launched by the police from yesterday to bust illegal activities taking place in the Kelaniya and surrounding areas.

During raids carried out so far police have recovered seven jackpot machines and arrested seven people who had carried out gambling dens and operated a mobile ring offering the services of women sex workers.

The women were also taken into custody.  (Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya)

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  • Pi.Poooo Saturday, 07 April 2012 10:13 AM

    Yes, police. trim the plant and then the tree will be grown stronger and stronger.

    shamil Tuesday, 10 April 2012 03:49 AM

    elections comming soon

    lal Saturday, 07 April 2012 11:34 AM

    Out come of Geneva Human Rights Power.

    Donkey68 Friday, 06 April 2012 06:55 PM

    Just showing to the public. As usual throwing stones to the Gallery.

    ULM Ali Friday, 06 April 2012 07:24 PM

    Many things like these to bring under light in this country but most of them are behind the screen by the safe hand,unless there is no point to stop crime.

    raja Monday, 09 April 2012 06:44 AM

    Remove Loku Aiya from Kelaniya, everything will fall into place as before.The police must be given a free hand to carry out their duties without any interference.

    Rom Friday, 06 April 2012 08:00 PM

    No comment Merv!!

    Fair N Square Saturday, 07 April 2012 01:38 PM

    Even if a Tsunami flows down from Sigiriya, there wont be any vices happening in KELA niya...... ( Sarcaism)

    alex Saturday, 07 April 2012 01:57 PM

    A big laughing drama from the royal family to the general public for the Sinhala new year

    L F X Fernando Saturday, 07 April 2012 01:59 PM

    The action was just to irradicate comptition.
    Now the market is open unhindered.

    Lokaya

    koko-jumbo Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:29 PM

    all who opposed Merv are punished by Merv the punisher

    sanaboy Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:49 PM

    Nothing will happen

    Amila. G Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:33 PM

    Haven`t we heard this before, I don`t think so. Out come, The culprit is out of the country .

    Weha Saturday, 07 April 2012 12:35 AM

    Everyone knows where you should raid first !!!

    Kolomba Kaka Saturday, 07 April 2012 12:40 AM

    Great work! However, can they catch the 'king-pin'?

    lalith Saturday, 07 April 2012 01:14 AM

    in sl the people know whos responsible for crimes n court verdicts more than the police or judges.... how strange

    perera Saturday, 07 April 2012 07:23 PM

    time to open your eyes and tears my boy,
    kelaniya may be a sacred city but they still peddle drugs there,
    wonder who the king ptn is.

    daya weerasinghe Saturday, 07 April 2012 10:13 PM

    Get rid of the idiot MP of the erea !!!

    Jaya Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:12 AM

    Well done! I am from Kelaniya and I never knew that these things were happening in a sacred city like Kelaniya.

    Mervihn Szilva Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:18 AM

    This Must be a lie.

    No illegal activities in Kelaniya as long as the King is at the helm.

    kunjan Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:48 AM

    good job police raid Jack Pots,not murders criminals rapist etc.koida itiing sadula marapu eka allagathey brave kollai maru ballai ne....

    Challenger Sunday, 08 April 2012 02:05 AM

    This rag is open to all to comment, irrespective of Colour. Just a quick look at the comments and a count of "Thumbs Up" and "Thumbs Down" should tell the governing types, the actual mood of the people of Sri Lanka. Fore warned is fore armed. That does not mean, to use arms and weapons of destruction, but to make appropriate changes to appease an ailing public. Mr. President, Sir, the writing is clearly on the walls. Please pay attention.

    Godaya Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:46 AM

    The Police will be in trouble if they have not taken prior approval for the raid from Kelaniya ,Dutugamunu

    Raja Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:52 AM

    many of Loku Ayya's business will be closed, how is he going to get an income ?

    Challenger Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:00 AM

    MPs and Ministers who did anything to please the bosses should know that the bosses will change their stances when the mood of the people change, which threatens their very existence and continuance. This is the first showing of how things will start changing. Small time politicians, know that water always flow downwards.

    Shan Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:55 AM

    But the real story is, The police will fail to arrest the real Kingpin behind these activities.."The Doctor"..Over to you Mr President..so that you can set up another baseless commission to investigate the findings..

    meranchi Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:34 AM

    I it is genevin statement ,that is very good must be clear the root including branch's ...i

    C.K. Lankaputhra Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:34 AM

    It is the same police which gave protection to all this nefarious activities in Kelaniya now in action. Will justice be meted?

    P.Wijesekera Sunday, 08 April 2012 04:14 AM

    Get Minister Maithripala Sirisena to conduct the inquiry and we will have hilarious findings

    Nodrog Saturday, 07 April 2012 04:00 AM

    First crackdown on the biggest menace in Kelaniya (and the rest of the island)....!

    Citizan Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:31 AM

    There is no need to express our views about it. It is the duty of the police. Our concern is as to why the police took so longer time to execute their duties.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 07 April 2012 04:22 AM

    The Police should also raid the drug peddlars too and arrest the drug mafia headed by the "Doctor". Then only Kelaniya would be a clean and safe place.

    Gamage Saturday, 07 April 2012 05:18 AM

    It would not happen , If Mervyn was given full power. :(

    He is such a holy man , do not kill animals and even try to stop chilly and tomato plants.

    He openly said , old kings killed the people , but he is kind enough to reduce the punishments by only breaking the limps.

    gafa Saturday, 07 April 2012 04:55 AM

    Careful the police DIG kelaniya division will be tied on the tree and punished

    Rahmathullah Saturday, 07 April 2012 05:50 AM

    Get rid of Mervyn; Keleniya will be clean.

    jagath Saturday, 07 April 2012 05:40 AM

    i am from kelaniya dont this is a cover up story as long as king mervin silva is in kelaniya no one can come to raid so dont try to fool us no raid

    Dalu Banda Saturday, 07 April 2012 06:32 AM

    Dr. Mervin firmly said that the ruling family cannot do any adverse action against him for reasons known to themselves.


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