United National Party (UNP) Vice President Lakshman Kiriella, who referred to the controversial transfer of Moneragala District DIG M.R. Latheef said yesterday government politicians were openly violating the law and pointed out that the repeal of the 17th Amendment had resulted in the police service losing its independence.
“Even in the case of the brutal killing of the monk at Egodauyana, political pressure from politicians had prevented the police from acting on the several complaints made by the monk. This is the unfortunate situation in this country,” he said.
Mr. Kiriella said the 17th amendment ensured an independent police service but its repeal had brought the under the Executive.
“The 17th Amendment ensured an independent police force with little or no room for political interference. Now it’s selective justice that is being meted out because duty conscious and honest police officers end up succumbing to severe pressure by corrupt officials. This is a very unfortunate and dangerous situation,” he said.
Earlier top police sources alleged that the controversial transfer of DIG M.R. Latheef from the Moneragala Police Division was prompted by an incident involving the arrest of illegal sand miners connected to Minister Sumedha Jayasena of the Moneragala District. (Hafeel Farisz)
Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 24 February 2013 04:06 PM
Kiriella Your Comments Are Very True. But The UNP Keeps Talking Without Any Solutions To The Problems. There Should Be A Strong Leader. Spineless Leadership
Eardley Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:00 AM
Who is to blame Mr. Kiriella. There is a so called toothless opposition and nobody wants to vote for. B'cos if you do the elected member will join the ruling party. What a scenario.
I would put the full blame on the so called oppoisition party. Wkae up at least now. organize your self properly, get rid of the in fighting and at least TRY to think about the country for once"
Mutu Saturday, 23 February 2013 01:13 AM
Very true Mr.Kiriella.
Mohamed Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM
OPPOSTION LEADER ALSO OPENLY SUPPORTING THE GOVERNMENT, YOU ALSO SUPPORTING THE OPPOSITION LEADER, SO YOU ARE ALSO AN ASSOCIATE TO VIOLATING LAW AND ORDER PUBLICLY PLS MIND IT BEFORE MAKING BORU STATEMENTS via DM Android App
Sam Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:19 AM
Indeed. But what's the alternative? It's easy to point out the obvious. What alternate , positive possibility can the UNP create? That's where you ought to be putting your energy.
sobers Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:22 AM
All these things are contributory factor for GENEVA. CORRUPTION,FRAUDS,MURDERS,ARSON..... we are turning out to be a failed nation.
Fair N Square Saturday, 23 February 2013 01:35 AM
Power is bad.. Absolute power is UGLY
MagodisThuma Saturday, 23 February 2013 02:03 AM
The 17th Amendment ensured an independent police force with little or no room for political interference. ....Really...? No my friend... it'll be 45th Amendment !
appu Saturday, 23 February 2013 02:07 AM
Only just woken up? Do something instead of talking and talking.
acshameed Monday, 25 February 2013 10:05 AM
How about Mr ranil Wickramasingha?????
tony Monday, 25 February 2013 05:31 AM
You are talking from the opposition. Can any member of the govt who has the guts to put country before self, come out with the truth and reveal what is behind the scene
Ranjit Saturday, 23 February 2013 02:54 AM
We all know that, but yet we vote for them because there is no unity in your party. Wake up man do something useful to your party.
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