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A solitary Police constable was interdicted and 13 other police officers including a chief inspector charge-sheeted at the conclusion of the investigations into the conduct of police officers of the Deraniyagala Police Station during the alleged ‘era of terror’ unleashed by former Deraniyagala PS Chairman and his political cohorts.

Not a single senior police officer who was in charge of the area during the past decade had been scrutinized by the Special Investigations Unit, which was appointed to probe the conduct of the police personnel.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the inquiry conducted by the Unit had resulted in one police constable being interdicted and 13 police officers including a chief inspector being charge-sheeted.

“An inquiry will be held into their conduct during the time and if they are found guilty they will be dismissed from service,” he told Daily Mirror.
SSP Rohana said the inquiry was now complete and that apart from the charge-sheeted police officers, there would be no further inquiry into the conduct of other officers.

Earlier the residents had alleged that high ranking police officers including those in the ranks of SSP’s and above played a passive and active role during the ‘era of terror’ allegedly unleashed by former Deraniyagala Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Anil Champika alias ‘Athakota’ and his gang.

The gangsters were alleged to have operated a ‘rape center and a torture chamber’ in the village of Noori at Deraniyagala.

The Special Investigations Unit was appointed to probe the role played by the Police in the area, subsequent to the killing of Noori Estate Superintendent Nihal Perera by a gang allegedly led by ‘Athakota’.

The Daily Mirror earlier reported that a former Deraniyagala Police Station OIC had said that during this period he was under severe pressure from the top brass of the Police to turn a blind eye on the crimes committed by ‘Athakota’ and his gang.

The OIC said senior Police officers together with a powerful politician in the area had pressured the police to avoid acting on any complaint that was made by the villagers. (Hafeel Farisz and Darshana Sanjeewa)
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  • INTERSERVE Tuesday, 10 December 2013 04:21 AM

    what ever happened to that low life ‘Athakota.
    here i am thinking that illangakoon was a decent man. who did what was right.
    how wrong am i

    ANTON Tuesday, 10 December 2013 04:35 AM

    I HOPE BEFORE LONG HE WILL BE KNOWN AS ATH DEKAMA KOTA.

    taurus Tuesday, 10 December 2013 04:43 AM

    Absolutely true and proof enough that a independent international investigation is required for the war crimes in the north.

    Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 10 December 2013 05:06 AM

    Disgraceful !!!!!!!

    sach Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:14 AM

    not connected.

    Namal Perera Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:49 PM

    Any one surprised? This is corrupt lawless Banana Republic with Jungle Law that serve and protect only CRIMINALS.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:30 AM

    Isn't it a shame that a decent hard working man was tortured and killed and our gallant police who specialize in rounding up prostitutes could not find the culprits. Once again politicians rule the day. Beware the rest of you.

    Perera Wednesday, 11 December 2013 04:04 AM

    When there is no justice in SL how can there be a minister?????

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 10 December 2013 03:47 AM

    The ruling is totally a blunt. The Main culprits escaped by misuse of power by the ruling party politicians in that area. Only God has to justify.... the culprits will surely be rewarded with the due punishment soon.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 10 December 2013 03:49 AM

    Justice in SriLanka... Hon. Justice Minister are you sleeping.

    an s !!!kith udugama Tuesday, 10 December 2013 04:02 AM

    disgusting. reflects bad on the Govt.

    We have to live with it.

    Kandy Boy Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:44 PM

    So we are talking about accountability in the north see the state of own people.

    Sinhaya Tuesday, 10 December 2013 04:09 AM

    Miracle of Asia!

    ranil Tuesday, 10 December 2013 09:04 AM

    take him to search hide weapons ...that is one and only way to give a real treatment to people like him


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