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Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka said today the Police Chief N.K. Illangakone should take responsibility for the conduct of his subordinates including the high ranking police officers who are alleged to have been involved in killing several Sri Lankans.
Video by Sanath Desmond

“If the Police Chief is doing his job properly this sort of thing can’t happen. The fact that a DIG had allegedly committed such crimes speaks volumes of the administrative problems faced within the department and therefore the Police Chief has to take direct responsibility for what’s happening,” he said.

The war hero and veteran soldier said the Police Chief should not pander to politicians and their whims and fancies which is evident in the current scenario.

“The Police Chief should not pamper politicians so as to safeguard his job. If that’s what he is doing then he is an unsuccessful as a Police Chief and has failed in his duty to the people.  We urge him to take action against other senior officers who also might be involved in such crimes” Mr. Fonseka said.

He said he feared that DIG Vaas Gunawardena would also be made a state witness and thus be allowed to get off scot free.

“We have seen how extortionists, murderers and other criminals have been set free and I fear this might also happen in this case. The arrested DIG is a close confidant of a top defense official and this is why he was appointed DIG despite his questionable record,” he said.  By Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 13

  • BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:40 AM

    We know that without saying. Then how about who shud go in for Lasantha? Taraki? Ponnambalam? Ekneligoda? and if we to take the UN report & C4 seriously then their wont be any sinhalese left anymore to continue criminal and humanitarian crimes.

    upali Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:45 AM

    Clean chit for GOTA

    Kondebandapucheena Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:53 AM

    In directly are you saying he is close to Gota,Mr.Fonseka Please do not link every damn thing to Gota.whole world knew you don't like Gota

    wda Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:13 PM

    who made this scod. he is one must talk about these.

    ANTON Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:30 PM


    mohnis Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:00 AM

    we are living without fear because you somebody forgot everything. via DM Android App

    mohnis Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:00 AM

    u r the person to lead the country correct way sure via DM Android App

    Ravi Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:50 PM

    Got rid of one Terrorist to face many state terrorists.

    Ranjith Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:53 PM

    LW said who shud go for his death. No need to tell who shud go for - all the names you mentioned and for few others you missed

    sss Wednesday, 12 June 2013 01:09 PM

    people use to say "likechicage and korea". Now those people must be saying like Sri Lanka

    vajja Wednesday, 12 June 2013 01:25 PM

    Hix.... Did he act the same manner he is talking about when he was serving as the Army Commander? Would he have been given the post of Army Commander if he was not a close associate of Gota?
    The man who doesn't wash his back after 'done' say others' farts are smelly!!!

    balu Wednesday, 12 June 2013 04:04 PM


    suranga Thursday, 13 June 2013 06:00 AM

    The Government Didn't say to Illangakon killing peoples. Therefor He will be punished.Illangakon is not only one man got accuse of murder.

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