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STF Commandant and DIG Ranjith Perera yesterday alleged that certain journalists, whom he claims  had fallen into the hands of underworld gangsters and mafia members, were slinging mud at the Special task Force (STF).

Commandant Perera said the STF that overcame the underworld knew how to punish journalists, who went  against them.

He told  a special news conference at STF headquarters that journalists were not making any statement against the three forces because they knew if they did so, the army personnel would break their limbs.

Commandant Perera said the cocaine haul which was found inside a container last Tuesday was seized following a tip off received by the STF but their contribution was not commended at all.

He said the STF officials, who raided the heroin haul of 85 kilos in Kelaniya in 2014, had not been commended as yet because of mud-slinging by certain media and people regarding such raids.

Mr. Perera said some media accused the STF of becoming millionaires and billionaires by selling some of the seized drugs because those journalists were getting millions of money from underworld gangsters and mafia members.

He said the STF knew how to punish the underworld and those who opposed to them but they would not punish journalists as the three forces and added that he believed nature would punish such people. (Indika Ramanayake)

 
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  • idontlikecricket Monday, 20 June 2016 05:00 PM

    End of the day.....money Is the boss

    Henry Sunday, 19 June 2016 01:06 AM

    Something fishy! No smoke without fire!! either party apply the concept of pointing one finger to your opponent without realizing three are against you with thumb shows justice!It would have been better to show allegations with proof.

    Ranjith Sunday, 19 June 2016 03:01 AM

    It's a known fact that some media people are paid puppets of the previous government's kingpins.

    Veda-mama Sunday, 19 June 2016 04:36 AM

    It is true that there are honest journalists and corrupt journalists. But people are intelligent enough to identify the category the pen belongs to and discard the news papers that are biased.

    C.K.Lankaputhra. Sunday, 19 June 2016 05:45 AM

    Añ officer trained under Gotabhaya Rajapaksa?

    Jaath Leanage Sunday, 19 June 2016 06:03 AM

    All Sri Lankans must abide to "law and order". Personals of three forces, Police. politicians , general public etc., etc., .

    mike Sunday, 19 June 2016 09:30 AM

    welcome to yahapalanaya

    Jude Sunday, 19 June 2016 09:57 AM

    At times some media don't follow Ethics!!! Some media personal have no boundaries!!!???

    Shelly. Sunday, 19 June 2016 10:39 AM

    Constructive media has to be safeguarded. Destructive media has to be wiped off. Every citizen has the right to criticise media . And bring destuctive elements before law. Media personnel is not above law. via DM Android App

    Teacher Sunday, 19 June 2016 11:09 AM

    STF's contribution must be commended, and the soldiers must be saluted for such an achievement which would save many lives in future. However, STF Commandant and DIG Ranjith Perera must know that forces are not allowed to punish anyone directly, but through the court of law; if he thinks in directly punishing wrongdoers, then he should be removed from such a responsible position where he talks like a dictator.

    udaya Monday, 20 June 2016 10:12 AM

    Journalists are a law unto themselves. They believe they have a divine power to judge others. Police duties made difficult day by day. These same journalists will run to the police at the drop of a hat. Now the scribe will get the maximum mileage and the policeman who did his duty and displayed a mild human weakness taken to gallows. What a Country


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