President says police should act without fear in discharging duties

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said law enforcement officers should carry out their duties without any fear or favour, but their actions should strictly be in compliance with the law.

In a statement, the President’s Office said that any arrest should be carried out only when absolutely necessary and in strict compliance of the law.

As arrest is not part of the punishment and results in the serious deprivation of liberty of citizens and other significant implications, such as loss of reputation and standing in the society, arrest to be carried out only when absolutely necessary and upon a decision taken with utmost care and in strict compliance of the law, President Rajapaksa instructed Acting Inspector General of Police Senior DIG C. D. Wickramaratne.

The President further directs the Police to ensure that, necessity to arrest to be made entirely on the professional judgement.

Due respect should be given by officers discharging such duties to the Members of Parliament as representatives of the people and professionals such as Doctors.

The Police was further directed by the President to apply same equally to all citizens of Sri Lanka without any discrimination whatsoever nature and under no circumstances carried out for extraneous purposes and should not tolerate any undue influence.

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  • S.P.Ramkumar Thursday, 23 January 2020 10:30 PM

    Police and bribe are undividable in Sri Lanka. President should not be like a baby in practical activity in Sri Lanka.

    umagiliya Thursday, 23 January 2020 10:30 PM

    Do these duties include Policy brutality, torture, false confessions, framing, extra judicial killings and disappearances according to the orders from the top?

    Menaka SA Friday, 24 January 2020 06:36 AM

    And the prez knows when he has to talk about police and law how it has been since independence... this will never improve when a president of a country has to say what the police should do. Instead of making public news feeds do something about it, if you are genuine. No difference between you and MY3 in this regard.... as usual DM will not publish this, whatever happened to free speech after you came to power in this country, that’s another issue if not the most important issue you need to resolve, civic rights of srilankans regardless of caste and race. Law should be equal to all

    Thor Friday, 24 January 2020 07:36 AM

    Is that why some of them had to run away from their motherland???

    john frazer Friday, 24 January 2020 12:54 PM

    Any one who abide the law and order in sri lanka be prepared to pay a high stake when the govt changes

    Sokrates Friday, 24 January 2020 01:10 PM

    In compliance with the law means in compliance with your dictatorial rule.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 24 January 2020 02:15 PM

    Yes yes... like Anura Senanayake to name a few.


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