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Kandy, Jan. 27 (Daily Mirror)- The police has offered a Rs. 1.5 million cash donation to the family of late State Minister Sanath Nishantha's security officer, Police Constable J.A.A. Jayakodi, who died in the accident on the Katunayake Expressway.

Acting IGP Deshabandu Tennakoon, who visited the constable's residence in Hedeniya, Galagedara to pay his last respects today handed over the cheque for Rs. 1.5 million to the constable's wife.


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  • sam Saturday, 27 January 2024 07:47 PM

    Good gesture, these are public funds

    Farieze Saturday, 27 January 2024 09:20 PM

    Not enough

    Ranil Saturday, 27 January 2024 09:29 PM

    I really wonder why he has given such a compensation. Did he involve in any patriotic mission? Late MP's private money shall be given to the family of the police officer because he was killed in an accident that happened due to violation of traffic rules

    Kumara Ilangasinghe Saturday, 27 January 2024 10:11 PM

    The security officer should have cautioned the driver for speeding over the limit in the first instance. After all the Minister's safety should've been his prime concern. Negligence of the Policeman. Lawmakers and Law Enforcers breaking the Laws of this country..

    Bus driver - my daughter is a Police Officer Sunday, 28 January 2024 08:48 AM

    This Police Officer paid the ultimate sacrifice in protecting an elected official (whether we like him or not). The driver is responsible for driving the vehicle safely (I'm a bus driver and my daughter is a Police officer in NSW). This Police Officer's family has to face the consequences of a driver who was reckless. Don't blame the Police Officer. Blame the driver. Poor thinking on your part. May this officer's family be comforted at this time of great sorrow.

    Nimal perera Saturday, 27 January 2024 10:16 PM

    What a country? This is call 'Avichrara Samaya'

    kamal Saturday, 27 January 2024 10:51 PM

    I don't think this is enough. How much did the family of MP who killed got?

    Ex police officer from abroad Sunday, 28 January 2024 12:15 AM

    I agree with Kumara illangasinghe. Ministers security police officer was in the speeding car. He should have given a ticket to the driver once he had noticed his reckless and over speeding and stopped him from driving. The security officer should have called the nearest police station.

    Jagath Ekanaya Sunday, 28 January 2024 01:53 AM

    The thug ministers family gets hundreds of millions and the poor constables family gets peanuts. Should check alcohol levels in both the corrupt politician and driver.

    Kalu Sunday, 28 January 2024 02:56 AM

    Break the law and be rewarded!

    lion Sunday, 28 January 2024 03:48 AM

    The amount is very less as per the existing living condition of this country. The amount should be increased to at least 5 million rupees assuring the future of the children of the deceased.

    Spartacus Sunday, 28 January 2024 04:39 AM

    This policemen knew this driver was very drunk and driving extremely fast and rash and cautioned him. He did not do his duty but today the IGP decides to give him Rs. 1.5m public money.

    Kunchithapathan P Sunday, 28 January 2024 06:02 AM

    Bestowing a sum of Rs. 1.5 million upon the grieving family seems inadequate given the prevailing economic turmoil. Such an allocation appears to be a feeble attempt to divert attention from the significant errors that have transpired. It is imperative that this incident be treated with the gravity it deserves. The responsibility for the prolonged neglect of streetlight maintenance on the expressways lies squarely with the RDA, and it is high time that they are held accountable. The Expressway Division's top officials within the RDA should face reprimand and be subjected to legal proceedings for their neglectful approach towards their duties. The failure to address the issue of non-functional streetlights for an extended period reflects a lack of diligence on their part, and this negligence must not go unpunished. Swift and decisive action is necessary to restore public trust and ensure that those entrusted with critical infrastructure maintenance fulfill their responsibilities.

    Steve Sunday, 28 January 2024 07:04 AM

    How about compensating the innocent who are gunned down by the Police.

    Nihal S Sunday, 28 January 2024 07:39 AM

    My condolences to his family. But in this case, he was part of the team breaking road rules and high speed driving, basically a suicidal act. But his family received Rs 1.5M, while receiving the pension payment too. The innocent person's family who was killed by a policeman a week ago received only Rs 1 M - who has no other income. Where is the justice in our country? Who make these decisions?

    Sambo Sunday, 28 January 2024 08:18 AM

    Is this what a life is worth in this country. How much you have spent or given the minister who died. They are both human beings.

    S Wilson Sunday, 28 January 2024 08:57 AM

    Only the driver is alive , no one can prove under whose instructions the driver was speeding

    Sim Sunday, 28 January 2024 09:09 AM

    At the tax payers expense.

    Sokrates Sunday, 28 January 2024 09:40 AM

    First the family loses their loved one and then they are harassed by a convicted criminal who fobs them off with a tiny alms.

    Citizens Sunday, 28 January 2024 09:51 AM

    Whose money is this to pay millions for reckless driving?? Pay it from the deceased minister's accumulated wealth, after all the police officer was guarding the minister and not anyone else!! We do sympathize with his family but this is utter madness to pay millions to so many (this is not the first time!) for their reckless driving and then dying!!! Are we responsible for that?? At a time when people are struggling to have 2 meals a day, is this the correct thing to do?? Anyway, no amount of money can bring back the life lost...

    Mohan soma Sunday, 28 January 2024 01:09 PM

    For what? Breaking the law or Not enforcing the law.

    Kps Sunday, 28 January 2024 06:54 PM

    Should have been more. After all Police is not awarding their money it’s all People’s money. I want to know how much the deceased Minister was awarded. Eka rataka neethi dekak . After all two humans passed away same time same location.

    shanaka Monday, 29 January 2024 07:59 AM

    poor guy, even if he wanted to advice the driver he cant because there's a uneducated drunk grand donkey sitting in the car with reins, cant help


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