The police had to use tear gas today to disperse a crowd that had staged a protest and were stoning the Pottuvil Police Station demanding the release of four persons. The arrests had been made following an assault the previous night on Army Officials engaged in elephant census duties.
Police deployed additional squads to quell the protesters and one person was shot dead, sources at the Pottuvil Hospital said.
The victim has been identified as Mohammed Mahjoon of Pottuvil. He is the father of two children. (By Sanath Desmond)
Under no circumstance Public should not allow to take the Law and order to their hands, we do notice what is happening in UK, culprits should be severely dealt with..
Nagaragiri Kiththi Friday, 12 August 2011 04:25 PM
They have to abide by the law of the country
Mohamed Shaheed Saturday, 13 August 2011 08:42 AM
Wonderful!!!. Army officers come into residential area in the night on elephant census duty. They must have followed the elephants from the jungle into the city. Nonsense. Mohamed Shaheed.
azath Friday, 12 August 2011 04:29 PM
grease devil appears to be some sort of inside job
ruwan Friday, 12 August 2011 04:51 PM
Kill those Idiots who try to take the law in to their hands
SWRD Friday, 12 August 2011 08:31 PM
yes thats why they went into policestation
jay Friday, 12 August 2011 08:46 PM
PLEASE think about uk poliie and sl police ? which is democratic country?
jay Friday, 12 August 2011 08:47 PM
Mr, ruwan one day this gun will be come in your face
Upul Friday, 12 August 2011 11:29 PM
Hello knowledgeable readers, Why are there grease devils incidents in many villages? All villagers cannot be wrong.. something wrong from the top to bottom. What you think?
sumanadasa mahagedar Friday, 12 August 2011 11:46 PM
MAINTAIN COUNTRY LAW AND ORDER NEED STRICK RULES,NO BODY WILL ALLOWE TO ABOVE THE LAW AND ORDER OF THE COUNTRY.CULPRITS MUST BRING COURT OF LAW. IS ESSENTIAL.
LoneRanger Friday, 12 August 2011 11:52 PM
That is in Sri Lanka. Not in a mature democratic country.
anil Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:00 AM
Same thing happened in katunayaka FTZ where one person was shot. But the cop who shot that person possibly got a promotion? Thats how the law of the land works in sri lanka, a land like no other.
SL tamil Boy Saturday, 13 August 2011 03:12 AM
yes like Katunayake..
abc Saturday, 13 August 2011 04:32 AM
Mr. Ruwan... they ddnt take da law on their hands... Is this da 1st riot in SL? U r showing ur foolish habit... Do u knw da real reason 4 dis riot? Ppl caught a thief and handed over him 2 da police..and then, police send him free.. So, it shows they grant opportunities 2 thieves
mohamed nilam Saturday, 13 August 2011 05:25 AM
wow dramatic comments. Some are very racist without knowing. Well they were caught as greece devil. And arrested by police and released later coz they are army officers. According to lanka e-news.
musthafa Saturday, 13 August 2011 06:26 AM
HELLO, THESE GREASE DEVIL CASES IN ALL OVER WHY POLICE NOT TAKE ANY ACTION- MANY PLACES THESE GREASE DEVIL HAS SHOWN SPECIAL ID TO POLICE AND POLICE SALUTE THEM??? WHAT IS GOING IN THE COUNTRY? THEY WANT TO SHOW UP STILL UNREST AND CONTINUE EMERGENCY LAW? OR SOME ONE NEED BLOOD FOR SACRIFICE TO CONTINUE THE POST?
LoneRanger Friday, 12 August 2011 03:16 PM
Well rioted are spreading from London to Pottuvil. International conspiracy, facebook or tweeter.
Fair N Square Friday, 12 August 2011 03:35 PM
which democratic country allows day light murder? Today the Pakistani courts passed a death sentence on the guy who opened fire on a civilian that was caught on tape... give the same sentence to the cop who fired the shot. Law and Order is necessary to save ppl lives NOT take em away....
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