Minister Palitha Range Bandara told Parliament yesterday that he would bring the prevailing tense situation under control if he was given the Law and Order Ministry for two weeks.
“Clause 89 to 96 of the penal code gives police the provision to open fire at those violating the law. I heard the Menikhinna Police had opened fire in the air to control the situation. The police should fire at lawbreakers and not at birds in the sky. If police are not aware of the penal code, then it is time they study it. If I were given charge of the police for a fortnight, I will show how to control this tense situation," he said.
On a different note, he said action should be taken against the officials attached to the State Intelligent Service as they have failed in their duty of providing information regarding any impending danger. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)
abc Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:18
Reply : 6 34
saman Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:20
Please don't upset SF! He has been 'working so hard with Ranil' to get the same post!
Reply : 4 20
Ajax Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:28
I don’t understand why such moronic worthless statements are even put as news in the first place. Besides Ministry of law and order is not a place for criminal indicted in the high court.
Reply : 4 25
Seniveratne Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:29
We have to use our imagination and realise that some foreign country is behind this trouble,spontaneous riots don’t go for more than one or two days.
Reply : 14 6
Senaka Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:56
So giving orders to kill people is the answer? Good luck with that approach. Stupidity at it’s extreme...
Reply : 4 16
ANTON Thursday, 8 March 2018 11:01
PLEASE. , FIRST OF ALL TRY TO CONTROL YOUR BLESSED MOUTH.
Reply : 2 17
aza Thursday, 8 March 2018 11:08
you as Law and order minister it would be worse than Gota ,you are a thug ,now we understand why you want to bring a no confidence against PM ,you should be a back bencher not a minister .The way you talking you will go on a killing rampage if you given the post and start all your illegal business freely
Reply : 3 18
Sincere Thursday, 8 March 2018 11:46
Don't have high hopes about it. Law n order has been pushed to the back seat because all are rogues!
Reply : 1 11
Siv Thursday, 8 March 2018 11:55
Wow here the man!!
Reply : 1 5
Add commentComments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.