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14 August 2013 03:40 am - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Hafeel Farisz and Darshana Sanjeewa from Maliboda Deraniyagala

A similar ‘reign of terror’ with complete police and political patronage to that of Noori - Deraniygala is reported from Maliboda - Deraniyagala, the Daily Mirror learns.

Villagers in the area said, a gangster by the name of Dammika and his gang had unleashed many atrocities for over a decade in the area with the police not taking any action despite repeated complaints.

“When we go and complaint to the police, they would call Dammika and tell him that there is a complaint against him and by the time we go home, Dammika and his gang would be at our houses. So we stopped complaining because there was no point” villagers told us.

Dammika and his gang are alleged to have committed crimes such as rape, assault, murder, looting, distribution of moonshine, robbery among many others.

Villagers, who are still fearful of being identified due to the fact that the alleged criminals have not been apprehended yet, that Dammika and his gang were also given poitical patronage similar to that in Noori.

“Two powerful politicians from Kegalle district were fully supportive of this gang. This is why the police never took any action against them. The police are heavily bribed for all these years by these people” they said.

Despite police attention being focused on Deraniyagala with DIG, SSP and the police top brass visiting the area after the media exposure, it is unclear why the police attention had not extended to the entire Deraniyagala Police Division, which comprises 26 villagers.

With ample evidence being brought to light of the involvement of Anil Champika, the former Deraniyagala PS Chairman, and the Deraniyagala police together with national level political powers, the fact that the attention has only been focused on Noori, has raised many concerns among the civil and administrative apparatus.
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  Comments - 26

  • saudmohammed Wednesday, 14 August 2013 08:23 AM

    I find fault with the Defence Secretary and the head of the state. If their hands are clean they should come forward and put a stop to all these. They should get independent people to inquire into these and report for immediate action. This is being done. Take for an example the inquiry that investigated a notorious Minister's misbehaviour. What was the outcome. Not only he was exonerated from the charges, he was promoted from Deputy Minister to Minister. The public should teach these lunatic leaders a lesson at the forthcoming election. Unfortunately, elections are not free and fair. We are very unfortunate, we have to live with these shortcomings.

    janak Thursday, 15 August 2013 02:52 AM


    Clifford Thursday, 15 August 2013 02:51 AM

    The whole country had become a Terror Spot now. we see worst scenario's everyday. prominent places are given to Thugs & all seems to take the law into their hands

    sas Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:56 PM

    Wonder of Asia!

    A.Jyasinghe Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:11 PM

    These are tales we heard happened thee centuries ago in the Island ..Shame this warlords exist in this present decade

    Chipmunk Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:46 AM

    Arab Spring is over. Time for the Sri lankan Spring?! It's all upto the youth of this country!

    srilankan Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:11 AM

    Hats off to the daily mirror and the team.May God bless and protect you all for bringing such atrocities to light.Our beautiful island is being destroyed by one family.May the Almighty guide us to save this island.

    saman rathnayaka Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:35 AM

    what happened to this country,70 s jvp terror killed 20,000 lives 88,89,90, killed nearly 200,000.then 83 to 2009,killed around 150,000.what happened to this lovely country from the independence.it is better give back to britain.

    sam Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:30 AM

    Well, this is not Malimbada, this is at Maliboda, Malimbada is located at the southern provincial district of Matara, where Maliboda is located in the Central province,

    sach Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:27 AM

    of course after the biggest criminal in north was killed in 2009

    dave Wednesday, 14 August 2013 08:28 AM

    No law and order in this country.
    Most corrupted and unlawful regime ever in Sri Lanka.

    Porky Pig Wednesday, 14 August 2013 04:11 AM

    As the Sri Lanka government and the police are corrupt, it is the media that needs to bring this to light so that the villagers can live in peace.

    Chams Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:27 AM

    Somalia in the making!

    Mason Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:19 AM

    Daily Mirror you're doing a splendid job, and worthy of being our opposition party in Parliament, replacing the toothless UNP.

    Hemantha Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:00 AM

    This is too much .we are heading for a definite Somalia. Politics has become a menace .people should start self defence campaign against these goons . believe me mob power can do lot of things. These goons can be destroyed like rats if police or heads (swollen) of the country not listening to the innocent people.

    Sympathiser Wednesday, 14 August 2013 06:53 AM

    Not only in these areas. Even in Pelawatte, Battaramulla under the Thalangama area I experienced an incident where a police top brass's family ransacked my school for not taking the admission of his sister's grand daughter in February this year and the Thalangama police took their side. Till this day my police entry is not in the book as it has been torn. Only the Human Rights Commission took an effort to prepare an inquiry but I avoided it as there were three-wheelers and motocyclists spying on my house and the Thalangama police were trying very hard to get me to come to the police station. This is Sri Lanka and the SRi Lankan police. The whole country should know this.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 14 August 2013 06:50 AM

    Only in the south which is the paradise of criminals.

    kumar Wednesday, 14 August 2013 06:40 AM

    So what? It's limited only to certain areas. Did they do anything to us? We will continue to support the current regime.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 14 August 2013 06:18 AM

    What more can you expect when the head is rotten.

    Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 14 August 2013 06:17 AM

    Long live the King

    Atha kota Wednesday, 14 August 2013 06:01 AM

    There can be more villagers like this????

    duppi nana. Wednesday, 14 August 2013 05:51 AM

    Tell this to Maheepala Herath and Mithrapala.they r responsible for this.

    ANTON Wednesday, 14 August 2013 04:49 AM


    H B Pulle Wednesday, 14 August 2013 04:29 AM

    This is like the dengue virus. Spreading without control or finding any cure.
    Go sri lanka go.

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