26 June, 2022


New IGP Pujith Arrests Narahenpita Ex-Crime OIC Over Thajudeen Murder

The CID today arrested former Crime OIC of Narahenpita Police, Champika Perera for allegedly concealing information over the murder of Ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen.

IGP Pujith

IGP Pujith

Thajudeen was found dead on May 17, 2012 inside his car which appeared to have crashed into a wall in Kirulapone, and the police initially ruled it was an accident.

However, subsequent to a fresh investigation, evidence has surfaced which shows that Thajudeen was in fact murdered.

Recently, Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris ordered the CID to arrest everyone involved in the murder.

The arrest comes just hours after, Pujith Jayasundara was appointed as the country’s 34th Inspector General of Police. He received his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena this afternoon. Highly placed sources said that Jayasundara is fully aware of the culprits behind the murder of Thajudeen.

“We don’t know whether he was waiting for his time to take action…” a source told Colombo Telegraph. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s sons, Namal and Yoshitha is alleged to be involved in the murder.

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    Congratulations on your appointment as IGP! The only part in your speech I did not like is praising politicians! You should not declare your allegiance publicly to any politician. I have not hear any public officer doing so! I only hope you will not be blind not to see the other side. What we want is justice not whether politicians are good or bad. I only pray that you will do your duty without being bias!

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    Silappatikaram (Tamil: சிலப்பதிகாரம்) Cilappatikāram,The Tale of an Anklet  is one of The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature according to later Tamil literary tradition. A Jain poet-prince from Kochi (in modern Kerala) referred to by the pseudonym Ilango Adigal is credited with this work.
    The nature of the book is non-religious, narrative and has a moralistic undertone. The epic revolves around Kannagi, who having lost her husband to a miscarriage of justice at the court of the Pandyan  Nedunchezhiyan  wreaks her revenge on his kingdom.
    The story of Silappatikaram is set during the first few centuries of CE and narrates the events in the three Tamil kingdoms: Chera, Chola, and Pandya. It also mentions the Ilankai king Gajabahu and the Cheran Senguttuvan.
    In the pathigam, the prologue to the book, Ilango Adigal gives the reader the gist of the book with the précis of the story.
    “ We shall compose a poem, with songs,
    To explain these truths: even kings, if they break
    The law, have their necks wrung by dharma;
    Great men everywhere commend
    Pattini of renowned fame; and karma ever
    Manifests itself, and is fulfilled. We shall call the poem
    The Cilappatikāram, the epic of the anklet,
    Since the anklet brings these truths to light.
    Thus the objectives of Ilango Adikal were threefold:
    1) to emphasize that those in power will be punished if they deviate from righteous principles,
    2) to hail the nobility of chastity in women and
    3) the inevitability of the effects of wrong doings in the previous birth (ஊழ்வினை) will come back to haunt you.
    The only difference is Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family are reaping the fruits of their wrong doings not in their previous birth, right here in THIS birth.

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