A massive cordon and search operation from Panadura to Mount Lavinia was carried out by the police from 3.00am to 10.00am this morning. More than 1300 officers were deployed and 1700 residences were checked in the process. The cordon and search was carried out as a part of the new initiative by the police to curb drugs and illegal substances.
Ganja, heroin, babul and other illegal drugs were recovered during the raid while 16 suspects were also taken into custody with a stock of ammunition. A heroine dealer with a large amount of money suspected to have been obtained through heroin deals was apprehended.
The suspects are currently being investigated, police spokesman SP Preshantha Jayakody told Daily mirror online. (Daily Mirror online)
I agree wholeheartedly.but the exercise should be carried out without fear or favour.
Oyage Podi Guru Friday, 22 October 2010 03:19 PM
Yea! Someone else wonders the same. Indeed, getting rid of drugs is important; but the procedures must follow the rule of law.
Kolitha Friday, 22 October 2010 03:27 PM
Good Job..Continue the same all around the island. It's time to clear underworld & drugs from the country, if you want to change it to be the miracle of Asia.
citizen1 Friday, 22 October 2010 07:02 PM
He probably means to draw a parallel.
citizen1 Friday, 22 October 2010 07:05 PM
Well since he was not to be found in a safe/cupboard at the temple, the handbag could be the next best hiding place!
KD Friday, 22 October 2010 07:44 PM
Like arresting drug dealers?
sol Friday, 22 October 2010 10:53 PM
better go and check police stations and OIC s desk and cupbords
lakshitha Friday, 22 October 2010 11:02 PM
No warrants required!! Emergency law is in action!!!
ase Saturday, 23 October 2010 01:57 AM
is this real or a part of a tele drama ???? as many more in the past.
Oyage Podi Guru Saturday, 23 October 2010 02:18 AM
I rest my case.
nikita Saturday, 23 October 2010 02:30 AM
yep people plant chinthanaya and reaping the chinthanaya of what had happend, nothing else
Anura Saturday, 23 October 2010 02:43 AM
Good work Mr President get rid of all the destroyers of this nation without fear and favor for a better sri lanka we support your vision
expat Saturday, 23 October 2010 02:55 AM
yes war is over but not emergency powers. This is what legal experts would call Abuse of Power.
Hemal de Silva Saturday, 23 October 2010 03:13 AM
Very true but, start at the top. Catch the big fish not the sprats.
Oyage Podi Guru Friday, 22 October 2010 03:17 PM
Must be you approve of searches without warrants: now it's 18 minus marks to 9 plus marks.
Dinesh Saturday, 23 October 2010 04:45 AM
I thought under the PTA and Emergency Laws you don't need search warrants.
Bluff Bluff Saturday, 23 October 2010 04:57 AM
Signs of total peace that has dawn on the country?
kassa Saturday, 23 October 2010 05:17 AM
ase, Every time is not a drama. One day we will take good results. At least to our future generations.
Damsen Saturday, 23 October 2010 06:10 AM
Lakmal, Can't you see any merit on this action
Damsen Saturday, 23 October 2010 06:17 AM
Yes, Some people do not see any merit of any action. That is also a some sort of a sickness
charitha Saturday, 23 October 2010 06:33 AM
When it comes to something good for the country, lets be little possitive. Lets not talk polotics here. This is a good move regardless of who did this.
Oyage Podi Guru Saturday, 23 October 2010 08:07 AM
That's the rub!
KD Saturday, 23 October 2010 08:53 AM
So you agree that govt is successful in delivering its promises.
KD Saturday, 23 October 2010 08:57 AM
Unfortunately most of the readers here are blinded by their party politics regardless of they support UNP, SLFP, DNA or whatever. Very few think as sri lankan first.
raymond Saturday, 23 October 2010 09:43 AM
The biggest drug haul would definitely come from Kelaniya provided there is no political interference !!!!!!!
Dr I.M.C.Fernando. Saturday, 23 October 2010 05:32 PM
I do not comprehend the attitude of Calistus Jayatilleke who has commented above. If he has information about a drug dealer in Kelaniya, which obviously he has, according to his comment then he is duty bound to give that information to the Police. Perhaps the Police should confront him. The Police have done a good job. There is no other way to check on illegal drugs, guns and ammunition. I hope the Police will extend these searches to the whole country periodically.
abc Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:08 AM
When the big thieves are loafing freely, whats the use of catching these small ones, just a eyewash.
Siri Sunday, 24 October 2010 02:47 AM
Congratulations and thanks where due. As many have pointed out continue this and similar good work without fear or favour; govt or opposition; from President down to me. (if needed, President's immunity must be disregarded in this aspect).
sam Friday, 22 October 2010 12:13 PM
Is that Hunting for Danuna T.?
Lakmal Friday, 22 October 2010 10:13 AM
May be police need more Over time. That is why they searched on poya day.
Mushi Friday, 22 October 2010 10:18 AM
Really good work by police. Please let not the politicians interfere in this and punish all culprits as per law. This is the way to discipline life in SL and develop the country. Hope, this will be done in other major towns as well.
pj Friday, 22 October 2010 10:23 AM
If a man plants melons he will reap melons; if he sows beans, he will reap beans. - Chinese proverb
Oyage Podi Guru Friday, 22 October 2010 10:29 AM
1700 search warrants for the residences searched?
I applaud the moves to get rid of drugs, however, but....
THE UNDERTAKER Friday, 22 October 2010 10:31 AM
OPERATION - DAY BREAK ?? GOOD MOVE BY THE IGP- THIS SHOULD BE DONE IN THE CITY TOO WHERE MANY DRUGS & EVIL DEALS ARE ACTIVE
commonsense Friday, 22 October 2010 10:34 AM
Oh please ... its commonsense that if they were really on the look out for drugs... the first place to be searched is kelaniya!!! isnt that obvious??!!! anyways as long as they got what they wanted..!
Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 22 October 2010 10:38 AM
Looks like the Police do not have guts to search the biggest drug dealer in Kelaniya. If they did, they could have netted a larger haul of heroin and other drugs, and a massive amount of money too. But unfortunately, the offender is a Chinthana follower and hence exempted form normal laws of the country.
Roshan DW Friday, 22 October 2010 10:40 AM
I think it is a good thing..If this is busting drugs & dealers.Keep it up.Got to act though.
Smart Aleck Friday, 22 October 2010 10:58 AM
Is this a prelude to something more frightening?
xlntgson Friday, 22 October 2010 11:07 AM
pj, who planted opium?
zulu Friday, 22 October 2010 11:15 AM
Just another in Office.....
Sammy Friday, 22 October 2010 11:27 AM
Good job. Let us appreciate whatever good that is being done instead of condemning them but should be really hounding the big guns in the business.
Anver Friday, 22 October 2010 11:51 AM
Sometimes the Police does great things like this, Thanks.
Duminda Silva Friday, 22 October 2010 10:08 AM
Hunting for opposition activists in Myanmar
JAYA Friday, 22 October 2010 12:22 PM
THIS IS A VERY GOOD JOB THE WAY TO ERADICATE DRUGS AND ILLEGAL FIREARMS FROM THE COUNTRY SAME THING IS HAPPENING EVERYDAY IN UNITED KINGDOM STOP AND SEARCH SO IF THE POLICE IS DOING IT I SAY THANK YOU THOSE WHO CRITISIZE MAY BE LOOSING SOME BACKHAND FROM THE DEALERS
Oyage sudu kella Friday, 22 October 2010 12:25 PM
Why always Colombo South? Never heard of a search operation in other parts of Colombo. Again, catching only sprats ??
uditha Friday, 22 October 2010 12:30 PM
More to come buddies !!! Much more to come !!!!!
K. Dias Friday, 22 October 2010 12:50 PM
What about Kelaniya?
Ace High. Friday, 22 October 2010 12:58 PM
But the cops are yet to apprehend those drug king pins and their acolytes sheltering in Parliament. This is like netting the haalmessa while letting the moras escape!!!
Jinadasa Friday, 22 October 2010 01:06 PM
Did police obtain 1700 search warrents?
Oyage Podi Guru Friday, 22 October 2010 01:12 PM
So, the 9 minus marks mean you approve of searches without warrants?
sinhalaya Friday, 22 October 2010 01:19 PM
The Police should extend the cordon net to Kelaniya. They might catch some big fish!
patriot Friday, 22 October 2010 01:54 PM
whoever give to them order busted drug busines thank you. keep up good job. people with you.
kulendran Friday, 22 October 2010 01:54 PM
What is your comment relevant to this news story?
kulendran Friday, 22 October 2010 01:56 PM
Well Done...Lets clean SL of heroin as well....
manjula Friday, 22 October 2010 03:02 PM
Yeah, that may be true. But I didn't know that Panadura and Mt. Lavinia belongs to Myanmar :)
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