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The Law and Order Ministry said the branch handling police transfers was not aware of the raid carried out on a Colombo 7 Casino Den and insisted that the recent transfer of the 23 police personnel attached to the Organised Crime Division was not based on political influence.

“The division effecting transfers was unaware that the personnel had planned to conduct a raid on the Casino. The transfers were decided before the raid was carried out,” Law and Order Ministry Secretary Maj.Gen Nanda Mallawarchchi told Daily Mirror Online.

He said there was no political influence in the transfers though some opposition political parties had alleged it to be so.

“There was no political influence or pressure exerted, the only problem is that the Administrative Division had no idea that this raid was being conducted or its results until the decision was made public,” he said.

The country’s two main opposition parties -- the United National Party (UNP) and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) had earlier alleged that the transfer of the 23 police personnel was the result of high level intervention by an official attached to the Media Centre for National Security. They alleged that the owner of the Casino Den and the official were connected.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the 45 suspects arrested during the raid on the high profile Casino Den in the heart of Colombo were subsequently fined and released after they pleaded guilty.(Hafeel Farisz)
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  • Spiky Monday, 18 November 2013 09:46 AM

    Even if it was, will you admit it.

    channa Monday, 18 November 2013 10:06 AM

    Again, public are treated as fools. How come the Administration Div EXACTLY hand picked the so called 23 officers for the transfer, from the rest of the staff of the Organized Crime Div ??? You Secretary may not have brains to think, but dont think public also same as you. Also, earlier reason given that those transferred have completed serving four years also a lie.

    Cocohead Monday, 18 November 2013 10:20 AM

    Boru Kiwwama Paw Sidda wenawa..dan ithin parakku wadiyi..apaye thamai

    Sim Monday, 18 November 2013 10:30 AM

    Where in the world they transfer 23 persons at the same time? Miracle of Sri Lanka

    kane Monday, 18 November 2013 05:32 PM

    No wonder China also wants human rights taken care of in SL.

    SADA Monday, 18 November 2013 08:15 AM

    Where were you all these adys. Now only you got instructions as to what to say?

    nihal Monday, 18 November 2013 01:59 PM

    these person are also a part of the problem that the country is going to face in near future..

    Farook Monday, 18 November 2013 08:16 AM

    ha Ha! What a big joke this is turning out to be. The whole country is aware as to why the transfers were effected. This is to cover the high flying politicos from being exposed.

    Chryshan Monday, 18 November 2013 08:18 AM

    Then Cancel the transfer since they have done a good job to prove that this incident is not connected with transfer.

    Dingimahattaya Monday, 18 November 2013 08:23 AM

    Dear Secretary, this is miracle of Lanka.

    Dingi

    RanjithT Monday, 18 November 2013 08:28 AM

    Law and Order Ministry Secretary said so and it is the bloody truth. It is horrendous even to think that there is political influence on police force or for that matter in any walk of life in this land of opportunities for a favored few.

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 18 November 2013 08:31 AM

    Is it that the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Hilarious.

    MATHU Monday, 18 November 2013 08:38 AM

    Done lie.How you transfer the enter lot involved the raid at a same time.It is a planed action.Srilankan knows the truth.

    Lalindra Monday, 18 November 2013 08:44 AM

    Does the Law and Order Ministry take the citizens of this country to be idiots to believe whatever is dished out to them? Please understand that the people are sufficiently literate to read newspapers and access websites to find out the truth.

    Malcoora Tuesday, 19 November 2013 03:29 AM

    This shows how low any person has to stoop in order to keep the government happy. Why don't you resign and leave with a backbone rather than dancing naked like this?

    Rohana Tuesday, 19 November 2013 03:55 AM

    You all as administrators should be grateful and thankful to the officers which ever capacity doing their jobs faithfully and trustfully, When you do these things, they may change their motive of serving the country and we may face more and more ugly incidents than these to happen. You all as true educated administrators should be able decide which is correct and incorrect.


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