Officers suspended over incident

23 February 2010 11:14 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two police officers and a civil defense force personal have been suspended over the Inginiyagala incident while the Officer in Charge of the Inginiyagala police has also been transferred to Ampara, police spokesman SP Preshantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online.

The suspension and transfer took place following a tense situation which arose in the area after a suspect who created a commotion in a temple escaped from police custody and was later found dead near a lakeside in the area the next day. (GS)

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  • Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:52 AM

    Suspensions and transfers are for hoodwinking the public. The respective policemen have clearly failed in their duties to the State and the citizens of this country to protect the life of a suspect while in custody. Since a death has occured, this case has to be treated as a murder / crime and the respective officers arrested and remanded for the same.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 12:05 PM

    The police Officers must be arrested FIRST and then they have to prove that they are NOT GUILTY, as in the case with SF's arrest.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 12:33 PM

    Suspend and transfer is not enough............... bring them to military court..........

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 12:53 PM

    It is the other way. Everyone is innocent until proven by the court that they are guilty.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 10:49 PM

    Nothing much to worry ... It will be forgotten soon ... Who remebers the Angulana incident?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:05 PM

    Different law for different people ...

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:20 PM

    Under this regime, cops and thugs have a licence to kill.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 01:22 PM

    excellent idea, but will never happen because the police don't have issues with the president.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 01:57 PM

    Srilankan police well known for thier torture of suspect, Is therer single police man in this country who did not abuse physically or verbally anyone.?????????
    They have no idea what is thier duty , further how many of them really knew the rule in this country.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:22 PM

    Transfers and suspensions have become cheaper than lollipops. I say bring sharia law. eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, death penalty for rape, murder, drugs smuggling and all social crimes. no matter who it is police, military or politicians mercy should be shown for the criminals.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 02:31 PM

    Shouldn't thses officer face a criminal charge for killing a person?? May be not as it happened in Lanka, where the life of an innocent poor person is nothing.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:22 PM

    Why only suspension and transfer for the guilty. How about applying the "law of the land" as in the case of the General. Or are there two sets of laws: one for those who support the government and another for those who oppose?

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:42 PM

    Yes you are correct....Even SSP Vaas Gunawardene was transfered and subsequently re instated in anohter area with full power

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:43 PM

    What about for SF and the political opponents of this regime then ???

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 03:44 PM

    It is bacaouse this is the only weapon they know.... The police is not educated properly to observe and intelligently solve cases

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 04:31 PM

    Law in this country is interpreted in different ways for different people. One thing to honest officers, (they are treated as rouges) quite contrary to the dishonest and nasty officers who are loyal to the Ruling Party (they are treated as honest and efficient & rewarded too) ( Not to the Government)

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 04:41 PM


    SO FOR ALL THE STUPID VOTERS OF SRI LANKA (did someone say that they were intelligent - well that's told by the politicians who are anyway known to be dumb?! ) IT'S YOU WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS SORRY STATE.

    Tuesday, 23 February 2010 04:52 PM

    Easiest way to cover up any probe... transfer them!!! these are merely slipshod arrangements convenient to all concerns!

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