Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya reportedly tendered his resignation to President Mahinda Rajapksa, unconfirmed reports stated.
When contacted Director General of the Media Center for National Security (MCNS) Lakshman Hulugalla said that he would issue a press release if and when the Presidential Secretariat confirms the resignation.
This comes days after the clash in Katunayake took place, between a group of garment workers of the Katunayake Free Trade Zone and the police, which left 15 policemen and officers including a DIG and dozens of garment workers injured.
The President ordered a probe into how police officers were sent to Free Trade Zone (FTZ) on Monday despite orders issued by Defense Secretary to not send them. (SD & SAJ)
Comments - 6
asoka Wednesday, 01 June 2011 09:20 AM
he is not a person with dignity to do so...he may be forced to resign so they can appoint another ...
malkanthi Wednesday, 01 June 2011 09:21 AM
Wow good decision. Bring down the inefficient and lift the efficient, the way to go.
Anushka Wednesday, 01 June 2011 09:34 AM
But the question is, do we have any efficient good policemen left? They have all been forced to leave or are kept suppressed.
Concerned Wednesday, 01 June 2011 10:04 AM
Surely, the IGP who has been acting to the tune of the "regime" would not have sent policemen to the FTZ if he was not instructed to put down the strike with force. Now the blame falls on him! All the other stooges of the regime should act according to their conscience in future. This is a good lesson for all the govt. lackeys.
Jayantha Udukumbure Sunday, 12 June 2011 01:45 AM
Difference between MR & MB : One reigns as the other resigns..God bless Sri Lanka!
Rex de zilva Wednesday, 01 June 2011 09:16 AM
he is the worst IGP ever had in out country.for his power he will any thing. I know some his personal information. must appreciate the excellency and defend secretory took such nice decision.
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