Police are yet to take action against United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Gampola Urban Councillor Tharanga Vittachchi and Prime Minister’s ex-Coordinating Secretary Keerthi Sri Weerasinghe who are implicated in the letter asking that the container carrying heroin be released.
When asked about the progress in the investigations and whether they would be arrested, police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the allegations levelled against them were being investigated.
Mr. Weerasinghe’s statement has been recorded but Mr. Vittachchi has still not given his version of the story.
Meanwhile Mr. Weerasinghe said he had sent a letter to a company by the name of South Asia Gateway Terminals on a request made by Mr. Vittachchi who wanted his assistance to have the demurrage waived on a container carrying sanitary ware and lubricants held by Customs.
“We need more time to collect evidence on the detection of the biggest-ever haul of heroin in South Asia,” SSP Rohana said.
JHU Leader Ven. Omaple Sobitha Thera had written to Police Chief N.K Illangakone urging that action be taken against those responsible.
Mr. Weerasinghe had resigned from his post of coordinating secretary saying the decision was taken to assist the ongoing investigations and not to cause inconvenience or embarrassment to the Prime Minister and to his office. (Supun Dias)
Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 13 December 2013 10:33 AM
Obviously, they are waiting for orders from either the President or Prime Minister's office to proceed further, ha ha!
Henrietta Friday, 13 December 2013 01:14 PM
Shehan Friday, 13 December 2013 01:29 PM
SL Police probably thinking of a way to sweep this under the carpet.
san Friday, 13 December 2013 01:56 PM
why dont you arrest first who ever gave the letter. they also directly or indirectly involve in this!. also they should be hanged as Sri Lankan rule
Daya Friday, 13 December 2013 11:13 PM
When has Lanka police taken even barn door actions such as this against any govt. politicians? Don't they know the word of the political criminals is the law of the country? Haven't we seen batton carrying thugs just behind the police lines and they don't touch them just because they are political thugs? How many crimes are not investigated properly when its liked to politicians? Didn't we hear recently when police doing their proper duty transferred immediately as they raided gambling den of a political henchman? Isn't this the story of Law and order of the country ???
Road runner Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:26 AM
Are u in sri lanka? They will get ambassador post very soon. There may be big bros. hand in this subject.
Cobra Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:55 AM
The police gave them ample time to come up with a blatant lie about this whole issue it's a wonder that the culprits haven't disappeared to another country courtesy of the state!!!
The Postman Saturday, 14 December 2013 12:56 AM
dhamme mayadunne Saturday, 14 December 2013 01:32 AM
If Opposition party member was involved Police action would have been otherwise. GOVT. controlled electronic & printed media would fabricate stories every day.They would link RANIL or SF or ANURA K D into the case. Police should take appropriate action without further delay.
Shehan Saturday, 14 December 2013 02:24 PM
The SL Police are afraid to initiate action where it concerns political members. They are awaiting instructions from VVIP's in case the PM is directly involved. This mentality has to change in SL.
jagath Saturday, 14 December 2013 03:59 PM
regret to say this police will not act as independently please not it is the PM office involvement police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the allegations leveled against them were being investigated.? who sad so mr ajith it is you hwo should leveled the allegation not the public don't try to cove up this bring the culprits to book your duty IGP
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