A Policeman who had assaulted and jumped on a driver in Pannipitiya yesterday has been arrested.
Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that the policeman is attached to the Maharagama Police.
DIG Ajith Rohana said that the driver was behind the wheel of a lorry which had knocked a traffic policeman in Pannipitiya.
The policeman was admitted to the Kalubowila hospital for treatment.
The driver of the lorry was then assaulted by another policeman.
DIG Ajith Rohana said that Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral (Retired) (Dr.) Sarath Weerasekera had called for an investigation into the incident.
The policeman was interdicted for assaulting the motorist and jumping on him on the road.
The Police Spokesman said that following investigations conducted yesterday the traffic policeman was arrested and criminal charges will be filed against him.
A video circulating on social media showed the traffic policeman pushing the man onto the road and then jumping on his body. (Easwaran Rutnam)
An investigation has been launched to identify a policeman seen jumping on a man on the road. The video has been circulating on social media #Srilanka #lka #PoliceBrutality #Police pic.twitter.com/KnniDgyEzm— Easwaran Rutnam (@easwaranrutnam) March 29, 2021
[email protected] Tuesday, 30 March 2021 12:26 PM
This is police service of Srilanka Very nice hero.
Jen G Tuesday, 30 March 2021 01:03 PM
Whilst we all jump on the bandwagon of screaming for human rights, etc, let's not forget how lorry drives use the roads, bulldozing their way through. While what happened is not the right thing to do, it's a spur of the moment reaction on the part of the policeman who has to endure this kind of thing every time he is on duty. What we need is better testing methods for issuing driving licences and, an all round revamp and training for the police force on how to handle their duties towards the public. Also stricter rules, increase in random checks and revoking licences of offenders should be considered if we are to curb the driving offences.
Sunil Tuesday, 30 March 2021 01:26 PM
You can keep your comment for yourself. We very well know how these police thugs conduct themselves. They are known as "jara pappas"
BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 30 March 2021 01:37 PM
Jen - lack of proper legal systems, punishment, training and discipline is the cause for this Policemen to commence Kangaroo Court punishment. The Police of SL think they can do anything while hidden inside that uniform while that driver knows how to get around later to get his release. This is yakko country.
WSW Tuesday, 30 March 2021 01:53 PM
I concur Jen G. Erratic reckless drivers have to be disciplined too. Seems like the some readers find it hard to absorb a rational sensible view and in return turn to insults.
S.H.Moulana Tuesday, 30 March 2021 01:31 PM
We are reminded of George Floyd of the US!
Undertaker Tuesday, 30 March 2021 03:20 PM
This is why i don't let my kids watch WWE .Its a very bad influence on Kids
Lanka putha Tuesday, 30 March 2021 03:29 PM
What for. See the other side of the coin if the officer is killed what is the story then
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