Pistol changes into sword in police report

2 December 2012 10:17 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


When a case of criminal assault came up for hearing before Panadura Addl. Magistrate Manjula Karunaratne, it transpired that the entries in the police inquiry records had been altered. In the case the word “Pistholaya” (pistol) in the police entry is alleged to have been erased and replaced with “Kaduwa” (sword).

ASP Panadura Ranjith Silva is conducting an inquiry into the alleged irregularity.

The Chief Magistrate ordered police to report if the suspect had used a pistol in the brawl. However the police failed to submit a report called for by court.

A constable of the Wadduwa police told court that the certified copies of statements made by the complainant and the evidence recorded was forwarded to the ASP who was now investigating the alleged alterations. (K.S.Fernando)

  Comments - 8

  • ABC Sunday, 02 December 2012 10:41 AM

    May be they thought both are same.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 02 December 2012 10:48 AM

    So, a case of Kabaragoya becoming a Thalagoya!

    Public Abilik Sunday, 02 December 2012 10:57 AM

    I guess the old Sri Lankan adage 'Yuddeta nathi kaduwa kos kotannada' now has to be altered to 'Goriyakata (brawl) nathi pistholaya kos kotannada'. :)

    Hardball Sunday, 02 December 2012 11:05 AM

    Good it did not change to "Seni Bola".

    Andrew Pitugala Sunday, 02 December 2012 11:09 AM

    Miracle ?????? A commnon happening in the Police Station.

    Nina H. Kamal Monday, 03 December 2012 05:25 AM

    Probably someone out there does not know the difference, please ensure everyone of them sitting in the system knows the difference between white and black..... not change into tunes!

    Kay Parker Monday, 03 December 2012 02:26 AM

    You forgot what happened at the Hilton 2 months ago??? still no CCTV footage

    richardson Monday, 03 December 2012 02:35 AM

    Kaduwa means " English ". yes you can kill people with"English " today


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