Six forest officers were assaulted by villagers in Manampitya, Polonnaruwa after the officers allegedly assaulted a lorry driver at a government approved sand mine, police spokesman SP Preshantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online
The forest officers had followed the lorry driver to the sand mine and attacked him over a personal dispute, the villagers had assaulted them in return the police spokesman added. (SD)
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 13 November 2010 09:08 AM
The Police who were watching like zombies when Doctor Maravin tied a Samurdhi officer to a tree, have become heros in this instance as the culprits are mere forest officers. Shows how strong and law-abiding our Police force is.
Fair n Square Saturday, 13 November 2010 06:20 PM
when democracy breaks down DEMO- CRAZY comes into play. There is a limit to tolerance too.Lets NOT call em villagers BUT Home-guards
Fair n Square Saturday, 13 November 2010 06:17 PM
well, the villagers did have the order from the Doc so they just beat em up n didnt tie em.
Fair n Square Saturday, 13 November 2010 06:14 PM
Isnt it the forest department that used its docs to get Karuna a DPL passport to leave to UK n served time there for impersonating !
Fair n Square Saturday, 13 November 2010 06:12 PM
They need to think outside the box than live in a box
shameer Saturday, 13 November 2010 03:42 PM
thats a good sign
Assay Bayai! Saturday, 13 November 2010 03:20 PM
law of the forest???
Rasa Saturday, 13 November 2010 02:35 PM
Dont you have better news, more usefull for the public. The police and the government administration are there to look into such situation and take corrective measures.
meranchi Saturday, 13 November 2010 01:04 PM
if government party did not do need full or do un lay full things certainly public have to react make them correct that is very good in one way...
pini bindu Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:23 PM
why nothing works properly in our country, if everybody do their duty properly we are also be the one of the best countires in the world i mean by every single way.. will be the best
sham Saturday, 13 November 2010 10:17 AM
If the same thing happend everywhere, then the officers will not do these kind of mistakes
sham Saturday, 13 November 2010 10:16 AM
i thick it's officeres WRONG, so the action was taken by villages is CORRECT....
the undertaker Saturday, 13 November 2010 09:37 AM
FIGHT OFFICERS OR FOREST OFFICERS???
malkanthi Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:05 AM
This is typical Sri Lanka Police Department. Dont blame them please. They cannot do anything outside the image created by them.
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 13 November 2010 09:07 AM
The villagers are obviously following the lead shown by erstwhile ministers like Doctor Maravin. Its a pity that the forest officers were not tied to the trees in the forest where they belong.
Sriya Saturday, 13 November 2010 08:48 AM
Stupidity has no limits...
JC Saturday, 13 November 2010 08:18 AM
Clasic example of our govt. ministers ! Use their power with out any valid reason. Good, time to come public will be able to witness many more similar incidents. These incidents would'nt had happen if the countrys law is firm and genuine !!
Ranjith Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:48 AM
Malkanthi why are u jumping at the Police when the issue is between Forst offers and villagers? Yanne Koheda Malle Pol?
Anver Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:47 AM
Since it is concerning the forest, our Tree Doctor with the rope can give a good verdict on this case.
Kadira Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:38 AM
This is what happens when law and order in the country breaks down. Happy Banana Republic.
Assay Bayai! Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:36 AM
Has this been yet added to the Penal Code of Sri Lanka(tying to trees)? or are they sleeping on it?
pj Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:35 AM
Even the Govt.Ministers do the same ? Why not the Forest Officers or the People?
malkanthi Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:34 AM
Hardly any difference between police and forest departments.
Abdul Razeen Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:33 AM
I'm not exactly a fan of the police, but I don't see what they have done wrong here. The forest officers and the villagers who took the law into their own hands are the ones at fault.
Modawansa Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:23 AM
tie them to trees -Punishing people the Sri Lankan way.
NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:08 AM
Many Srilankan becoming a vigilantes.
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