Security breach at Gota’s event: two interdicted

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Two policemen of the Cinnamon Gardens Police were interdicted today over a security lapse at the opening ceremony of the refurbished racecourse mini pavilion on Saturday.  

Police said a motorcycle passed through the road which was closed to the public alongside the racecourse, while Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa were on stage.

The guests were seated on the main stage which was set up in front of the mini pavilion, witnessing a dance performance at the time of the incident.

Police Headquarters said the officers who were on traffic duty failed to stop the motorcycle, therefore they were interdicted for their negligence. (Supun Dias)
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  • ravi Monday, 22 October 2012 01:01 PM

    the police r doing more shit work and they r transferred and not interdicted. For this small reason why do u want to interdicted them?

    thusitha Tuesday, 23 October 2012 02:16 AM

    all drama

    robin Tuesday, 23 October 2012 02:17 AM

    Why worry now of a motorcyclist? There are no threats after the war. Isn't this they boast about winning the war? Why should Gota worry. He claims to have wiped the terras out?

    Curious Monday, 22 October 2012 01:48 PM

    The policemen should have been strictly warned rather than interdicted them.

    Nandagupta Monday, 22 October 2012 01:56 PM

    Good that the officer got disciplined for his negligence of duty.

    Laws Monday, 22 October 2012 02:13 PM

    Not, only these 2 police officers, but also the superior officers should be interdicted.

    Raj Monday, 22 October 2012 02:19 PM

    North Korea, Sudan, China?

    JPUL Monday, 22 October 2012 03:11 PM

    Poor show. Intedicting is the last punishment one can get. First of all there should be an inquiry(impartial) in to the incident and found falt only a suitable punishment should do.

    Mason Monday, 22 October 2012 03:31 PM

    Security was provided to MPs to counter the LTTE threat. Now that we have won the war why is security being continued ?

    jayampathi Monday, 22 October 2012 03:32 PM

    What sort of threat now they have?. This is only a show now

    willows Monday, 22 October 2012 08:29 AM

    hmmmmm???

    SunnyBoy Tuesday, 23 October 2012 04:12 AM

    so what ! this land belongs to all Sri Lankans, whether ride a motorcycle or drive a BMW, seems like the VIP's still live in fear.

    ruchi Monday, 22 October 2012 08:23 AM

    How come that the owners of motorcycles were not jailed,rather punishing the policemen?

    sam Wednesday, 24 October 2012 01:51 AM

    why are you silent about the people killed by STATE TERROR!!!

    Jesus Monday, 22 October 2012 08:54 AM

    Gota....you the man...you got taste

    Real Peace Monday, 22 October 2012 08:51 AM

    Look at the swift action for a govt VIP who was not even hurt! How many kidnappings, murders or assault on non-govt VIPs have gone scot free?! Well and truly now we have two legal systems in this country!!

    Palitha Monday, 22 October 2012 09:06 AM

    What a missed opportunity!!! Ha! Ha! Interdicted??? They are not VIP's .. surel. They are just ordinary citizens of America living here. So what's the big deal.

    navi Tuesday, 23 October 2012 04:55 AM

    Why the hell that road was closed for public, In my opinion this is what they call the freedom. So freedom for them and we have to keep out of these majestic family when they are on the road. What it the freedom they are talking about. We should be able to ride any whare in the country any road in the country as long as it does not consider as an ofence by the law.

    nalaka Monday, 22 October 2012 09:11 AM

    What about the cops who failed to arrest malaka silva saying that arresting him at the temple will not be appropriate

    navi Tuesday, 23 October 2012 04:57 AM

    THis is what exactly I am asking who the hell are they to take our freedom away, is this their family estate or what bloody VIP should got hell

    Yohan Perera Monday, 22 October 2012 09:08 AM

    Miracle of the day...

    samosa Tuesday, 23 October 2012 05:04 AM

    exactly!!!

    samosa Tuesday, 23 October 2012 05:10 AM

    well said!

    Kabi Monday, 22 October 2012 09:24 AM

    War is over for more than three years. Why roads need to be closed. in UK MPs and ministers sometimes travel in bicycle without security. Only in Sri Lanka when roads need to be closed!!! When do these practices change in Sri Lanka and all are treated equal citizens?

    BATMAN Tuesday, 23 October 2012 05:12 AM

    May be more police forces in the next cermeony

    Dee Tuesday, 23 October 2012 05:13 AM

    wow, I hate motorcyclysts but I would love to get to know this guy.

    Noel Rajapakshe Monday, 22 October 2012 09:39 AM

    Poor policemen.....

    Rohan Monday, 22 October 2012 09:47 AM

    So major roads are closed even now.

    googone2015 Tuesday, 23 October 2012 05:44 AM

    I am sure it was Malaka who rode the motorcycle, thats why the policemen were intredicted.

    student Monday, 22 October 2012 09:50 AM

    Defense secretary .. Over to you sir.....

    unchikun Monday, 22 October 2012 10:07 AM

    A good lesson for these fellows.

    Johan S Monday, 22 October 2012 10:14 AM

    Why should they go to jail? They didn't intend to harm anyone. They made an honest mistake .. maybe they missed a road sign .. if there was one.

    Neva glnth ban choon Monday, 22 October 2012 10:18 AM

    The 2 policemen are so lucky.

    In other countries they would have been skinned alive.

    JP Monday, 22 October 2012 10:20 AM

    In the past LTTE used these kind of lapses to their advantage and killed so many top people in the country. Thank God , it is no more.

    Yaseer Arafath Monday, 22 October 2012 10:45 AM

    international conspiracy to stop the opening ceremony.vijathika balawegage wedak

    Vimal Monday, 22 October 2012 11:22 AM

    Miracle of Asia!

    Potta Sunil Tuesday, 23 October 2012 12:45 AM

    Should such security really necessary for a senior governement servant??


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