25 November, 2020

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Former Embilipitiya ASP Arrested

Former Embilipitiya ASP DWC Dharmarathne was arrested today by the CID in connection with the Embilipitiya incident where the police were involved in the death of a 29-year old man in early January.

The arrest follows a writ application filed on February 1, 2016 at the Court of Appeal over the non-arrest of the former ASP, and an HQI over the death.

Following the incident, 21 police officers of the Embilipitiya Police Station were transferred.

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    ‘Following the incident, 21 police officers of the Embilipitiya Police Station were transferred’

    What is the point of transferring them? If they are accused of a crime they should be tried by the courts.

    Look forward to Yahapalanaya investigating the Embilipitiya schoolboys massacre and the Trinco students murder too, but will that ever happen?

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      [Edited out] they are all guilty – don’t waste tax payer money. These [Edited out]take the law into their hands and meet out inhumane cruelty to those arrested who are not guilty until proven in a court of law!!! What is good for the goose is good for the gander!!!

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    What took Sri Lanka Police so much time arrest this criminal ASP & his killer squad?

    Cheers!

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      Ben@ long time no see. We missed your valauble comments mate :(

      Main thing they have let alone by today, arrested one of them.

      Did they arrest anyone in the targeted killing at Rathupaswala protests that was on demand of drinking water (cheapest food item of the human being) ?

      Dont you think though being late, they the rulers are upto the system today than had been prior to 08th Jan 2015 ?

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    In Mianmar the government is afraid of army. Previous srilankan rulers tried to copy that and luckily US toppled that government but still the present government is struggling to get out of that mess. Hopefully eventually the clever srilankans will remove all venomous tooth from the poisonous defence organisation and save the country- until then there will be no real development- Aljazeera inside story.

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    The policemen should have been interdicted and not transferred, as this gives them leeway to interfere into investigations into their actions.

    “Transfer” is not a punishment – it allows anyone who has violated the law to continue their unlawful activities from a different location.

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    I am heartened by this arrest, even though it took the authorities a long time to do so.

    The others involved in this murder must be brought to book also. Criminals whether dressed in uniform or saffron robes must be dealt with swiftly.

    Crimes must be investigated and the law must be applied, no matter what positions one holds. The police should remember that they are there to uphold the law and not to break it.

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    Obviously Mr Illangakoon has no control over his policemen, otherwise what sort of leader takes so much time to arrest this criminal element in his force.

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    Mr. Chairman (Professor) of the Police Services Commission: Would you like to “educate” us on the delay of arrests of that ASP and the rest of those involved, ordered by a Judge in Courts. We await your “Media Briefing” on this matter. We think you are the proper Authority to look for answers in relation to “Disciplinary” matters of the Police Force. Thank you.

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    Police ASP’s killing people, OIC’s pick pocketing what a shameful police department? Does the IGP has any comments…..?

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      My dear citizen,

      I am flabbergasted by the whole issue. I shall do my utmost best to rectify all the ills that were committed by my regime

      Yours truly,
      IGP

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