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Former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and Police Media Spokesman Prishantha Jayakody,who arrived from Australia a short while ago, claimed that he fled the country because of threats byformer Defence Secretary GotabayaRajapaksa and some of his henchmen.

He said he was compelled to leave under political pressure and fears for his life.

“I served as the Police Media Spokesman and as Ratnapura SSP in Ratnapura but I had to leave the country because of severe political pressure I faced. When I refused succumb to these pressures I received death threats from former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and some of his sycophants.I’m back after one year and seven months because there is good governance now and I believe things will be different with the situation in the country turning to the better,” he said.

Mr. Jayakody said that even while in Australia he received threats but the Australian government had been proactive in providing protection and keeping him secure.

He said he expressed his appreciation and gratitude before leaving Australia.

 
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  • nanda Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:58 PM

    Looking for a promotion?

    Lima Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:01 PM

    WHY MAHINDA , GOTA , NAMAL , SHIRANTHI , BASIL , STILL NOT ARRESTED , WE ARE ASKING EVERY DAY FROM PRESIDENT AND GOVT

    Dilan Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:04 PM

    Is Gota that bad person? Many people are complaining about Gota. Why did he behave badly? Did we receive any complain in the past about other defence secretary.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:08 PM

    Never trust a Sri Lankan policemen, he will talk and take from both ways.

    WesleyMoses .Kotte Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:20 PM

    Mr . Gotabaya we respected you Sir, as a Lion of Sri Lanka but you acted like LTTE leader Mr Prebaharen .. There no deference between you both.

    Labby Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:23 PM

    For some strange reason none of the Rajapakses are being arrested or even questioned despite the numerous allegations against them. What good governance could this be?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:25 PM

    It is high time some authority acted decisively against Gota rather than pamper him by visiting his house to take statements. When he was in power, he did not hesitate to assume multiple roles such as complainant, prosecutor, jury, judge and the executioner.

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:29 PM

    This is a good point to trap Gota, let it be given to Inter Pol and get Gota back and face this challenge. Mahinda

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:31 PM

    This SSP is a honest person, I know him personally. If Gota has threatened him for some reason, better get down Gotta... to Srilanks soon.

    L Raja Friday, 27 February 2015 05:30 PM

    Malliyo, Mahinda apahu awahama oya ayeth Australiywata goda bahinawada? Please read the interview your Hon. PM given to The Australian and his comments about the Australian government who provided you the protection. You are now dreaming and by the sound of you, we can feel "mokatada umba enna yanne kiyala"

    Vijith Pieterz Thursday, 26 February 2015 05:32 PM

    Gota is the culprit.... Interpol, please arrest this man and get him back to SriLanka.

    saliya Friday, 27 February 2015 11:45 AM

    Better to understand his personality traits, character and service

    Dr. Rohan Perera Thursday, 26 February 2015 06:23 PM

    I hope you will spill the beans quickly to tthe police and also make it public soon.We need to know as very concerned public. Thank you

    umarta Friday, 27 February 2015 01:10 PM

    he got Australian citizen claim political asylum all ready sold srilanka government to Australia.

    Sara Thursday, 26 February 2015 07:49 PM

    I fully agree with BuffaloaCitizen. Never ever trust them PC upwords any one in Uniform.

    Suresh Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:05 PM

    You all have a duty now to uphold law and order and restore democracy in Sri Lanka.

    Euclid Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:12 PM

    Enough of grilling, arrest Gota.

    Nims Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:15 PM

    I am just wondering what made you to wear that ugly KAPATI suit. Is it show that you are politically influenced now?

    hiran Gunawardena Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:27 PM

    So YAHA PALANAYA is doing nothing but looking some useless people for election propaganda. via DM Android App

    Naresh Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:40 PM

    Arrest all the termites...........

    maddy Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:52 PM

    Yet another drama since none of previous dramas had proven nothing in terms of wrong doings by Gota!

    Kumara Dharmarathne Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:53 PM

    SSP, collect necessary evidence and file a law suit against the person who threatened on your life and made you to leave the country. Being a Senior Police Officer, you know well as to how a law suit should be filed against some one. Please do not waste your time and proceed with your matter immediately.People of this country is watching you.


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