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It is better to resign if it's everyone's wish: IGP

15 October 2018 08:32 am - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara said yesterday that it would be better for him to resign if it were the wish of everyone that he do so.

He said this in response to questions about his decision to resign raised by journalists.

In reply the IGP said, “I think I have done enough. I have been working for the police department for 33 years. I have not taken even a pittance from anyone. It is known to those concerned. I earned only the goodwill of people and my self-respect. If I receive only brickbats despite my yeoman service then there is no use in me sticking on for much longer. What is left for me now is the love and care my mother and family have for me. Some callous individuals have posted digitally superimposed pictures of my mother on facebook. I can bear the criticism levelled against me. Yet, I cannot bear the fact that my mother is being humiliated in this manner,"

(The IGP became very emotional while uttering these words). He re-iterated that he was neither a thief nor a cheat. He wanted to know just what would be left of his dignity if he was branded a rogue in this manner.

"You will probably not believe me when I tell you I do not even own a house. I have to get one now on rent at least so that my family has a place to stay," he said.

Asked whether there was a request by the President for him to resign or not, he said, "There was no such request. But, I got the idea that both the President and the Prime Minister want me gone. If they do not have confidence in me it is of no use me staying on any longer.

Asked about remarks that he could not be removed without a motion being adopted by Parliament, he said ,"Some say I cannot be removed. There are others who say I can. There is no use debating these things. The matter will be put to rest once I resign," IGP Jayasundara said.

Asked when he would do so, he said, I am contemplating it at the moment."(Sujith Hewajulige)


  Comments - 17

  • ANTON Monday, 15 October 2018 08:54 AM


    Citizen Monday, 15 October 2018 12:03 PM

    Yes please they have done worst blunders than you.

    You have rob ed money to change every thing Monday, 15 October 2018 08:58 AM

    MR is the IGP and tuition master is the secretary.

    Asoka Monday, 15 October 2018 09:12 AM

    Yes please...when you are leaving...?

    Unchikun Monday, 15 October 2018 09:34 AM

    Hello Sir, about time to go. Go to a Ashram and meditate.

    srilankan Monday, 15 October 2018 09:50 AM

    wheels on the bus goes falling down, falling down, falling down.......

    Jude Monday, 15 October 2018 11:38 AM

    Huh!! It's sounds like he's decided to Throw in the Towel!! Oh watta pickle !!!??

    Donald R Monday, 15 October 2018 11:39 AM

    Let's takes turns buying this guy drinks during the remainder of his retirement. I am sure he's good fun to have around.

    Ronnie Bugger Monday, 15 October 2018 12:30 PM

    You wore your uniform with dignity, you served 33 years with dignity, now hold you head up high and go with dignity.

    RAK Monday, 15 October 2018 01:08 PM

    Don't try to get sympathy if you did the job right this wouldn't have happened.

    Be Fair Monday, 15 October 2018 01:15 PM

    Bye Bye.....................!!!!!!

    Gamaya Monday, 15 October 2018 04:11 PM

    Those who know you are certain that you are NOT a rouge. Bribery was not for you. But, you did clown around too much. That was unbecoming of your office. You almost matched Mr Sirisena on that score.

    Selvaratnam Monday, 15 October 2018 05:15 PM

    People like you who lead a frog in a well life,do not know how in Western countries even Prime Ministers and Presidents dance and sing and act funny in public.

    Sara Monday, 15 October 2018 06:02 PM

    Get some Saunders training in Dancing, we can have a new dancer next Perahera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Uniformity Monday, 15 October 2018 08:08 PM

    It’s funny how you are adviced to be yourself. But the moment you do that and don’t live up to the stereotype, you are blamed for that. If everybody agrees that he is clean and efficient, that’s a lot more important than the image he portrays. Remember what happened the last time we wanted change because we thought things could be even better?

    DJ Monday, 15 October 2018 09:31 PM

    You know all what these crooks in parliament ate upto. Just leak all to the public before you leave. That will teach a good lesson to all politicians in our country.

    Yasin Monday, 15 October 2018 09:55 PM

    Sadly this is a political appointment and the IGP danced to music played by the appointees. The man for the job is Senior DIG Latiff who is head of the STF but he won't take the job because he is straight and uncorrupted and will not bend to the will and fancy of the politicians. Anyway there is no chance of him even being mentioned as he is a Muslim.and this appointment is reserved for a Sinhalese Buddhistand not on merit.

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