DIG transferred amidst controversy

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Moneragala DIG M.R Lathif was transferred out of Moneragala with immediate effect yesterday.

The controversial request for the transfer was made by several politicians in the area and the Police including the IGP withstood the pressure stating going on record saying that the DIG had done his duty.

DIG Lathif was said to have withstood severe political pressure in the area and had carried out his duties diligently.

However, the Police in a surprise move transferred the SSP to Badulla the Police media spokesman’s office confirmed. Earlier the DIG was in charge of both the Badulla and Moneragala districts.

DIG Roshan Fernando has been appointed as a replacement.(H.F)
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  • Ann Monday, 18 February 2013 10:15 AM

    One cannot succeed with honesty these days.

    Rahmathullah M. H. Monday, 18 February 2013 10:18 AM

    We have given the country on a platter to a bunch of crooks who don't know what law and order means.

    deva Monday, 18 February 2013 10:42 AM

    'No Country for Good Men'. Another show!

    Yehiya Monday, 18 February 2013 10:43 AM

    God punishment is the solution for current situation

    Tony Monday, 18 February 2013 10:49 AM

    Puppets who dance for the tune of politicians will stay and if DIG Roshan Fernando fight back against them his stay also will be short or do whatever the politicians says then he can survive and can live happily ever after.

    Hugo Monday, 18 February 2013 12:00 AM

    I know Lathif since childhood. He's one of the most sincere officers of our time who stood for law & fought against corruption. I feel sad about this outcome. via DM Android App

    Yohan Perera Monday, 18 February 2013 06:03 AM

    Is this the miracle of Asia...

    KD Monday, 18 February 2013 06:00 AM

    All politicians should be transferred with immediate effect and locked up and the key be attached to the next asteroid that passed earth's orbit.

    Lalith Tuesday, 19 February 2013 04:03 AM

    This officer is one of the finest Police officers with a huge exposure who knows his stuff. It is unfortunate that the good Police officers cannot execute their duties well in the interest of the general public, in light of uneducated politicians who make attempts to rule the Country with banana republic. Where is the Police Commission and what they are doing in such situations ???????????

    MirakRjBanda Monday, 18 February 2013 06:01 AM

    Banana Republic!!!

    Seriously Monday, 18 February 2013 06:05 AM

    Well, Keep voting my friends - this is the path to a glorious future !

    Minan Monday, 18 February 2013 06:17 AM

    Honest officers don't have place in our country

    Abidharma Monday, 18 February 2013 06:13 AM

    These things do happen in a dharmista society

    Marsh Monday, 18 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Woooooooooh!, I just missed UNHRC. via DM Android App

    sanath wijesinghe Monday, 18 February 2013 11:49 AM

    Still people are there to talk good about this Govt. I feel sorry for my country where there is NO justice.

    MountainLion Monday, 18 February 2013 06:27 AM

    This is common practice in this Banana Republic. I do not think this is news.

    mercy Monday, 18 February 2013 11:54 AM

    DIG lathif did a big mistake he would have thought this is London or new york

    buffaloa citizen Monday, 18 February 2013 06:31 AM

    Great stuff, country of morons.

    David P Monday, 18 February 2013 06:33 AM

    Over to you the able Defence Secretary and the IGP who has a clean record!

    Rata Haraka Monday, 18 February 2013 06:34 AM

    "DIG Lathif was said to have withstood severe political pressure in the area and had carried out his duties diligently.", but he was still transferred. Fine appreciation of a job well done? Is this how honesty and integrity are treated? Truly the wonder of Asia.

    raviraj Monday, 18 February 2013 12:08 PM

    buffaloa, you forget you are also a citizen...so why insult yourself.

    Cobbler Monday, 18 February 2013 12:21 PM

    Opposition parties should be at Moneragala canvassing members.

    Gamini Monday, 18 February 2013 06:47 AM

    If the IGP has signed the transfer letter then IGP should resign.

    raa one Monday, 18 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Hi readers, I have discoverd an African country in Asia. via DM Android App

    Raiz Lankai Monday, 18 February 2013 12:34 PM

    The Ex Prez cant do anything. He has to keep politicos happy for his own sake. Jayawewa Banana Republic!

    Shawi Monday, 18 February 2013 07:00 AM

    If all the successors will do the job correctly what will happen

    Raja Raju Monday, 18 February 2013 07:00 AM

    Socialist, Democratic, Republic, Sri Lanka and Asia's miracle. and .If you mix all together, you will get true Banana Republic.

    chandrakumar Monday, 18 February 2013 07:02 AM

    Why,and why such inexplicable things happen to good police officers. Corruption reigns SriLanka,with the help of corrupt polititians. Help Sri Lanka. Who can do this these days?

    Reader Monday, 18 February 2013 07:07 AM

    Shame on You all who is responsible.. including Rice eating buffaloes who have voted this corrupted regime & co, in.

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 18 February 2013 07:04 AM

    If these mongol politicians read the comments made on these issues on DM, they would understand the feelings of the common people. The problem is these uneducated thugs dont understand English and also dont read the newspapers.

    rajaraja Monday, 18 February 2013 12:41 PM

    Don't worry soon order will be released for investigation & report. that will be the end.

    Paramanathan Monday, 18 February 2013 07:10 AM

    No one is above the politicians in this country.

    Disturbed Citizen Monday, 18 February 2013 12:47 PM

    IGP prefers croocked officers.The President should have the strength to prevent this type of thing.

    ingenious Monday, 18 February 2013 07:07 AM

    He must be saluted for withstanding pressure upto now. How many are going to remain that brave

    Andy Monday, 18 February 2013 12:52 PM

    for such like you guys, when someone does good, in your eyes its like mistakes coz in your minds its filled with filths.

    Aney Machang Monday, 18 February 2013 07:07 AM

    Over now to Navi Pillay for her views on this! the house is stinking very badly so naturally the outsiders will complain about this.

    Podiman Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:21 AM

    exactly you can collect thousands of evidences for placements and penalties like this , so what's the end?

    Jeewan Monday, 18 February 2013 07:19 AM

    It is the newspapers duty to expose the nefarious activities of these politicians.Let's name and shame them.

    mohan.s Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:21 AM

    be patriotic and give more mukku to MR raja and manthriees and co. you can expect more like this.

    Citizen Monday, 18 February 2013 01:25 PM

    What a disgrace for the human rights, unfortunately the country is being ruled by Rajpak- thugs and Ranil -idiots as opp party.

    Again and again minorities, journalists and genuine government savernts including CJ humuliated and harassed

    What to expect in next UNHRC , definetely action against this barbarians in 21th modern era and economic sanction.

    Shiffy Monday, 18 February 2013 01:30 PM

    Time for Sri lankan Spring?

    Publik Abilik Monday, 18 February 2013 01:51 PM

    What? No 'President Orders Probe into Transfer' ?

    GC Monday, 18 February 2013 07:34 AM

    Does not the President understand English and read Daily Mirror?

    xlntgson Monday, 18 February 2013 07:41 AM

    What was the reason, tell, if you can't name the people's representative, of course, they should tell, why?

    Mudalige Monday, 18 February 2013 02:05 PM

    Clean report my foot.

    This transfer was done personally by Gotabaya Rajapakse when he was called by Sashindra Rajapakse and complained about DIG Latheef. So yes -- clean record my foot...

    Kaslana Monday, 18 February 2013 02:08 PM

    DIG Latiff and ex commando of the STF is a gentleman par excellence that even the LTTE respected and revered for his courage and ethics. Even the enemy shuddered to cross swords with him during the DIG's stint in the STF Command in the Eastern province. Shameful as to what this country has become of.

    human Monday, 18 February 2013 07:44 AM

    if u done ur duty u will get trasfer so please dont do ur works & wait for more details.heheh

    Voter Monday, 18 February 2013 02:16 PM

    dont you know that honesty dont pay,when the republic of banna mafia rules the country

    Kaslana Monday, 18 February 2013 02:18 PM

    This DIG was offered several foreign service offers and decided to stay to serve his country and this is how we repay their debts duty. These politico's should be taken our in public and shot.

    Lobo Monday, 18 February 2013 07:52 AM

    If the president has time to get involved when a little girl was fined for stealing coconuts why doesn't he intervene in this injustice of a good and honest officer being penalized doing his job??

    C.Seneveratne Monday, 18 February 2013 07:56 AM

    Once again it has been proved that a good police officer
    has no place in this corrupt country. The low has gone to the dogs.

    Anvardeen Monday, 18 February 2013 02:32 PM


    Gamini Abeykoon Monday, 18 February 2013 07:52 AM

    Boralu Para

    Anvardeen Monday, 18 February 2013 02:33 PM


    Nina Kamal Monday, 18 February 2013 03:05 PM

    What a shameful act, a honest officer carrying his duties diligently is clipped of his duties to satisfy illegal sand mining politicians....., any right minded person out there, asked for an immediate enquiry!!!

    kolla Monday, 18 February 2013 08:02 AM

    Madamulana Miracle !!!

    Fayad Monday, 18 February 2013 08:04 AM

    What is expected of him ? to be dishonest to get promoted
    what a shame as a nation

    Nodrog Monday, 18 February 2013 08:08 AM

    This confirms the prez cannot act against his cronies giving them carte blanche to do as they please with confident knowing they will not be hauled up. Disgraceful situ....

    Ekakirilk Monday, 18 February 2013 12:00 AM

    I know this DIG. It's because the politicians. Because their sons and thugs wants to rule. He did his best to stop them. via DM Android App

    Handipora Monday, 18 February 2013 08:19 AM

    This is the treatment honest men get in the present day Police Department. Either get penalised for carrying out a good job or not get promoted for not dancing to the tune of the politicians. Roshan has to be cautious, but don't woo the uneducated politicians. They are a menace to this country.

    nilu Monday, 18 February 2013 08:22 AM

    This is a serious concern, this shows where are we heading as a country. Is this the law and order of the country that president preaching all the time. If the political thugs can transfer a genuine police officer what is the state of the ordinary people who are seeking for fair and justice society.

    Thomas Monday, 18 February 2013 08:26 AM

    HONEST Police Offers have No Place in Sri Lanka Police Service

    mohideen Monday, 18 February 2013 08:30 AM

    watch his interview which was given to Al jazeera ,in You tube.

    perumal Monday, 18 February 2013 04:22 PM

    His right hand did this and left hand can't intervene.

    Neo Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:57 AM

    Raviraj, buffaloa was refferring to people like you.

    Bonda Monday, 18 February 2013 04:32 PM

    They dont dare, else it would be another Laantha

    Grace Monday, 18 February 2013 04:48 PM

    Not wonder of Asia. Wonderful country in the world

    Patriot Monday, 18 February 2013 05:05 PM

    Its a shame that all the clean, disciplined and brave officers in all the forces are being sent out and replaced by rogues. When will see a stop to these types of actions?

    Rohan1 Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12:41 PM

    It is an insult to Africa!

    malkanthi Monday, 18 February 2013 09:11 AM

    Not only in the police, crooks are breeding! Fall is near!

    Pasel Monday, 18 February 2013 09:16 AM

    If you don't listen to us you have to go

    Roshan Monday, 18 February 2013 09:24 AM


    choppe Monday, 18 February 2013 09:22 AM

    Chee Chee These things never happened during our period.
    Heh heh heh.

    Ampattan Monday, 18 February 2013 06:05 PM

    This is a clear indication that the Politicians have more power than the Police in our bana republic.

    Banana Monday, 18 February 2013 09:48 AM

    Not to worry Mr. DIG, right minded people are with you.

    panikkiya Monday, 18 February 2013 06:31 PM

    eat more Tuna before the next election.

    jumboo Monday, 18 February 2013 09:53 AM

    DIG lathif fought for this country during his tenure at STF brave and great officer. This the worst part of the development in this country politicians mess up this beautifull country.

    RF Monday, 18 February 2013 10:02 AM

    In other countries you do a good job you get transferred to a better place. In Sri Lanka its the other way around.

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