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No political pressure-Police

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The police said today that Malaka Silva was not arrested at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya because the policemen on duty had not been informed that he was wanted in connection with the alleged assault on the army major.

They said they were keen on doing a thorough investigation before arresting him.

Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake said the police were not under pressure from any quarter with regard to the investigations.
He said the police had obtained a court order to obtain the video footage recorded on 13 CCTV cameras.

DIG Senanayake said the statements were recorded from Malaka and Rehan Wijeyaratne within 48 hours after the incident. However the media was told that he had to be arrested to record the statements.

“We ordered them to come to the Kompannaveediay police station at 8.00 a.m. today and if they had been late even by a minute I prepared to send three teams of police officials who were on standby to arrest them,” he noted. “We could have sent a message to the 2,000 policemen on duty at the Kelaniya Temple at the exposition of the Kapilavasthu Relics but our main objective was to arrest the suspects involved after a proper investigation,” he said.

DIG Senanayake said the police are investigating whether the Major was at the hotel to track down a drug trafficking operation.

“We have also arrested the man who handed over the pistol to the police. There is an investigation on the other hand whether the Army Major had informed his camp before going to the hotel with his pistol,” he added.(Supun Dias)





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-2+109 # Saliya De Silva 2012-09-17 20:56
This is a big change in the police department, to conduct investigations before arresting a person?.

Normal practice is to arrest and remand a suspect and then conduct investigations.
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-0+47 # Lobo 2012-09-18 06:12
Politicos and their croonies get preferential treatment while for the rest the treatment is ' shoot first and ask questions later'.
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-0+53 # Nodrog 2012-09-18 06:20
Such a shame. This proves to what extent the police dept has been prostituted to have to make up excuses to protect a notorious minister's equally notorious son.
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-2+87 # J.D. 2012-09-17 21:08
Poor Army officer...... finally the blame will come back to him and the culprits will be free.........this is the story building up by police......
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-1+61 # dutugemunu1- 2012-09-17 21:15
Can this DIG arrest sudarman Radaliyagoda also.?What is the explanation that he can give to it
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-2+59 # Saliya De Silva 2012-09-17 21:21
He is qualifying to become IGP.
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-2+60 # Worrid man 2012-09-17 21:25
L I A R .....
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-1+60 # Amila. G 2012-09-17 21:31
No Pressure . Lie yer . We know how you people kneel down in front of the Politicians.
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-3+52 # Ben Hurling 2012-09-17 21:32
Operation "Bamboozle Sri Lanka" has begun. Courtesy DIG Senanayake.

2 criminals Malaka & Rehan were taken in because public rage was about to engulf the regime.

They had to do something to calm things down.

It is an enacted drama.

Soon the "Major", the victim will be punished.
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-2+43 # rajaraja 2012-09-17 21:34
Rubbish
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-5+52 # Cobbler 2012-09-17 21:39
All idiots please believe this.
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-1+53 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2012-09-17 21:40
So, what Minister Keheliya was telling about Police not arresting culprits inside sacred temple premises is not correct! Anyway, so far so good and we are eagerly waiting to see what happens next.
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-2+47 # Curious 2012-09-17 21:41
In other words no warrant was issued for his arrest but requested him to come over to the police station !!!
Will the same apply to anyone else too?
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-2+55 # Balu Silva 2012-09-17 21:49
NO ONE BELEIVES THE POLICE ANY MORE. THEY HAVE LOST CREDIBILITY
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-20+11 # Mudiyanse Mama 2012-09-17 22:04
No comments :) Good Job, Well done, Congratulations .............
:))))))
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-2+46 # jay gunasekara 2012-09-17 22:05
This Anura S the DIG is a notorious crook and bootlicker of the Rajapakses
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-3+45 # Saliya Amarasinghe 2012-09-17 22:09
What ever said and done, the entire World is aware how the corrupt, lawless Banana Republic conducts it's business.
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-1+25 # Gamarala 2012-09-17 22:12
We Know at last Major is the Problem Maker.
Whta tthe ... Talk from Police?. If Same Policy Applied to the
LTTE,
Tel me the Things in your mind. Be a gentleman and the Officer of the Law. Don't Be a ....
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-2+32 # Rahu 2012-09-17 22:27
No political pressure......only SLHRC pressure...... President doesn't know anything
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-1+28 # donda 2012-09-17 22:33
So is it the same were if it was a civilian... we now the investigation will turn arround to the army that he had not informed the camp...
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-2+31 # ranjith 2012-09-17 22:40
What a joker!!!!!!!!
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-1+37 # goatee 2012-09-17 22:47
No political pressure - just pure incompetence. Please resign men without making a mockery of Sri Lanka!
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-1+20 # Lokka 2012-09-17 22:48
"Marvin Silva Amathiwarayagen polisiyata bala-paam sddha-unaada"?

"Apoi mona pissuda? Ehema kisima deyak une naa!"
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-3+29 # nims 2012-09-17 23:02
clown of clowns you are DIG!
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-2+20 # Gamarala 2012-09-17 23:04
Bullshits. Don't live us bullshits .
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-3+34 # Jagath Leanage 2012-09-17 23:10
This DIG is a joker. We all know that this rascal(Malaka) is wanted man except Western province Senior DIG.
We are not surprised, if Police come and say tomorrow,nothin g in the Video as every thing erased due to tecnical failiure. We are getting closer and more closer to wonder of asia :)
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-2+22 # DEXTER 2012-09-17 23:26
Its not about arresting him... what steps will the Law of the Land take to maintain Justice in Sri Lanka... and never let people like Mervyin Silva & Malaka act like this with impunity....
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-0+11 # Chandana 2012-09-18 04:28
Why you are having Two-faced and lie? of course there is a political hand behind the scene, every body knows that.
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-1+19 # Sam 2012-09-18 05:04
This is rubbish, Police arrest anyone without a court order in Sri Lanka. The man in the center is a son of a minister, I think the Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake got to ware a diaper as he talk to the media. He is shaking, what a good POLICE department we have. I am wondering what will happened next? Malaka has been in the spot light for several years therefore law should not allow hih out on any bail as he is danger to the community, and If if has been done by an average Sri lankan, how different the POLICE reaction would be? We all should question this...? Keep records of the way they treat this MALAKA (The thug).
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-1+23 # Sherlock Holmes 2012-09-18 05:38
This DIG is a well known crook . He is well known for taking bribes, money lending and with close relations with drug dealers and thugs. He is also a great friend of Mervin Silva and Malaka and his gang. This is the last fellow who should handle this case. Do you remember how he let loose the White Van crooks in the Kolonawa affair. . Dont beleive a word this mongrel says.
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-1+18 # Moven 2012-09-18 05:39
Police normally consider the past records of criminals when crimes are repeated. This oaf of an DIG forgets how Malaka assaulted an accountant a few years back at a club in Bambalapitiya. If you have a spine arrest "Yakada" Radaliyagoda.
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-0+10 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2012-09-18 08:13
Already the two main suspects are sleeping nicely in the prison hospital and very soon they will be transferred to the Merchant Ward. Thereafter, the scenario would be like this: they are suffering from some undisclosed serious illness and would be airlifted to a hospital in Singapore and after a series of operaions, they cannot remember anything. CID cannot arrest them without an order. Case closed!
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-0+8 # mohamed asfar 2012-09-18 08:13
the above comments show how sri lankans feel about law and order in sri lanka. the president must do something in this regard very soon.
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-0+6 # GLADSOME 2012-09-18 09:19
Kanda Badapu Cheenanta owa kiyanna
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-0+7 # K. Kariyawasam 2012-09-18 09:25
"There is an investigation on the other hand whether the Army Major had informed his camp before going to the hotel with his pistol," We thought this will happen. What a joke.
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-1+9 # Madhawa, S. 2012-09-18 10:00
Dogs are eating food, Sorry for my Island
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-0+6 # Roshan 2012-09-18 10:13
That means any officers can be assaulted. if they have not informed the Camp before they leave?
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-1+2 # neil john 2012-09-18 13:20
They were getting the prison hospital beds ready before arresting them! Why you guys cant understand this?
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-1+3 # ANTON 2012-09-18 13:37
As far as I know he was a very good singer but now he has become a fabulous baila chakrawarthi.
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-1+1 # RegularJoe 2012-09-18 14:43
does this policeman want us to believe this fairy tale? does he think SL is made up of 5 year olds? who are they kidding?
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