Making a very emotional speech, the Inspector General of Police Pujitha Jayasundara called on all policemen to try and win the hearts of the people at all costs, though they were being severely criticised by the latter.
Almost with tears in his eyes, the Police Chief said, "Nowadays, the police are badly needed. There is an increase in the criticism of the police and that means there is a need for the police."
He made these emotional remarks at a book launch held at the Police Department on Tuesday. The IGP also requested policemen not to lose their temper or take revenge from people.
“There is no war and extremism in the country now. People like to have freedom. They like to walk anywhere in the country and come back home without any harm. The people are requesting that type of freedom. That request has to be fulfilled for them by the Police Department, not by the grama niladhari, school teachers or doctors,” he said.
“The people of the country are still with us and we are trying to win those people's hearts. This is the message we are trying to spread in the country,” he said.
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Comments - 27
Abdul Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:59 AM
A sensible appeal.
gobbaya Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:08 AM
crocodile tears......oscar worthy performance..... via DM Android App
Dayawathie Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:16 AM
Well you have to be fair first to win the hearts and minds. You should not take orders from ministers to do favours.
SL-Wallah Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:26 AM
From time immemorial, the Police are said to be very corrupt and wicked. The police doctrine is such – not to even believe in your own mother. I know of several former DIGs and IGPs that have agreed with me over a few stiff whiskeys. This man is trying to shed some crocodile tears being overly sensitive.
ghaffa Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:29 AM
Gentlemen you are.
Kanchayuda Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:34 AM
2017 Academy Award for the Best Actor GOES TO .......... Pujitha Jayasundara for "YES Sir" a production of Dept of Police Sri lanka.
aruna Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:43 AM
jeezus, stop crying. you are the head of police department. make it right or go home
Veda mama Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:46 AM
If the "Tears" are genuine....it is well appreciated. But..it is a very, very Big Question Mark ahead of IGP.
Yehiya Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:58 AM
Police need more human
mk Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:21 AM
ANTON Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:26 AM
IS THIS YET ANOTHER SONG OR A BAILA...........
Hamza Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:47 AM
Where is the peace in the country even without LTTE? Issue arrest warrant for those who harm the peace and harmony in the the name of religion.
dham Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:49 AM
Appropriate communities but first keep straight your backbone when negotiate with politicians. Every politico have a peak and a down till grassroot but general public keep same level. via DM Android App
RanjitS Thursday, 29 December 2016 11:50 AM
During MR's time policemen became polish-men. Turning them to real law enforcing officers is a big task but should be achieved gradually and surely.
ceylon Thursday, 29 December 2016 12:12 PM
convert the police as a proffesional crime fighting force and example for rule of law.then no need to request or remind the people.they respect and help.police. via DM Android App
Nilame Friday, 30 December 2016 07:02 AM
Did you catch nilame ?
Sameen Jan Friday, 30 December 2016 07:03 AM
Has he escaped again?
Sunil Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:36 PM
Public servants, including police officers, have to perform their duties under extreme pressure these days. Before criticizing them kindly think what you would have done, if you were in their shoes.
Tikiri Banda Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:47 PM
The most immature person I have ever seen holding a highest post in SL.
Premalal Thursday, 29 December 2016 01:58 PM
Yes as long as "sir " doesn't call him for favours.
Shelly Thursday, 29 December 2016 02:03 PM
Shame, IGP's don't cry, only politicians
janaka Thursday, 29 December 2016 02:32 PM
And when helping Hambantota family call you can resist?Independent police need strong leader like field marshal Fonseka.
Milla Thursday, 29 December 2016 02:44 PM
Grow up . I am sure you could inform your rank and file in a better manner . Are you setting the stage to be a politico .If so you are on the correct path
rosebud Thursday, 29 December 2016 03:00 PM
The Police Force is here to serve the people without fear or favour by ensuring that law and order us enforced. If you are doing your job - there is no need for tears. via DM Android App
Jagath Thursday, 29 December 2016 03:01 PM
Another souping performance by the IGP
Vignash Thursday, 29 December 2016 03:34 PM
There should be a Tamil led police force to safe guard our minority Hindu race from the Buddhist monk force
aravinda Thursday, 29 December 2016 04:09 PM
I think this man is making a genuine effort to bring back credibility to the police. Policing is difficult work and I think everybody should support him.
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