IGP suspends police news to private media

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The Police Chief has suspended the police news sent daily to private media institutions through emails with effect from Wednesday, a senior officer at the Police Headquarters said today.

He said the Police Chief had instructed that the daily updates be sent only to state media institutions.

He said this step had been taken after the uproar in the country resulting from his telephone conversation during a recent meeting in Ratnapura. The news was telecast on a private media channel.

Police sources said the Police Chief had also instructed his officers not to invite private media representatives to any functions held at the Police Headquarters in the future.

He is reported to have discussed this matter with several police officers including his Staff DIG Ranmal Kodithuwakku recently prior to arriving at this decision. (Indika Ramanayake)

  Comments - 11

  • Punchi Banda Sunday, 25 December 2016 09:09 AM

    I thought there was a Police Commission now in operation.

    wtf Saturday, 24 December 2016 09:24 AM

    Instead of blocking the media. Why can the police act in a proper manner!!

    K,V.Malappu Saturday, 24 December 2016 10:44 AM

    The revenge is begun !

    Bandara Sunday, 25 December 2016 11:56 AM

    It seems Pujitha is going against Yahapalanaya norms!

    BC Saturday, 24 December 2016 11:27 AM

    Its a very good move as its crystal clear that most of the private media institutions are working on various political agendas. via DM Android App

    Shelly. Saturday, 24 December 2016 12:45 PM

    Yes. Let multi billionaire private media spend enough money and work hard to collect news. via DM Android App

    great man igp Saturday, 24 December 2016 01:07 PM


    Nilame Saturday, 24 December 2016 01:38 PM

    Bending the Law Sir ?

    Sincere Saturday, 24 December 2016 01:40 PM

    Its like the ostrich hiding its face on the sand!

    kosso Saturday, 24 December 2016 02:05 PM

    SL becoming North Korea....

    Handipora Saturday, 24 December 2016 06:09 PM


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