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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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  • 97
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    Way to go Pujitha,

    Get all these murderers and plunderers to pay the price for the colossal damage caused to life and property by this murderous regime.

    You will be inscribed in the golden memories of Sri Lanka to have brought sanity to our beloved Island Nation, which has been plagued by this cancerous abuse of power. Do not spare even anyone from the Yahapalanaya, if and when they cross their limits.

    KUDOS IGP SIR, WE SALUTE YOU.

    • 71
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      Yes, Ansar let s hope the best.

      Now Rajapkshe men would surely be like crabs in hot water.

      Namal should finally learn to see it right – let alone today.

      If all allegations are to be truths, these men should be put in jail s for the rest of their lives.

      Thajudeen deserves the life in the same manner Rajaakshe offsprings.

      • 33
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        Appubaba

        “Now Rajapkshe men would surely be like crabs in hot water.”

        Crabs also can walk sideways.

        Lets wait and see how far this case would go and truth unearthed.

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          So champuka had a deal and let pujita in.
          How slime flies.

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            Garuda – we don’t know this for sure, as there was one vote that didn’t endorse Pujitha. That could well have been champuka’s!

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              JJ-
              “we don’t know this for sure”
              I have sat behind close doors over there;)
              Check out from any psychologist
              Whether it is jazz or public administration- Only one man takes the decision.
              They have to work together in that important position for the present and future.
              Barking dogs do they bite??

              Set a thief to catch a thief- honest chief judge (pol kuddu) Silva.

          • 7
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            Man be awake – how can he alone decide it – this is very unrealistic.

            Dont add your lies to the air.

            You could be one another Wimal Buruwanse follower.

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          Hope the sideways are so slippery.
          So that the crabs cant get out of it easily.

    • 20
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      Times given to Petrators are more than enough. Europeans would not have been patient with the current rule if their govts would lag that way. So, now it is time the rulers to prove that they can also be blunt…. not being subjected to the criticisms of JOINT OPPOSTION anymore.
      I heard one MP of JO saying that nothing would be proved in terms of billions alleged to be taken away – since they further said were lies of the rulers to put mud on them.

      As Ranajan Ramanayake fearlessly questions as to how the sums accumulated in the allege mens pockets alone during the last few years can give prima facie proofs in terms of money laundering/of the previous men- I also agree with Ranjan there, that Mahindananda, Jonsten, Buurwanse all were simple men few years ago to call today few hundreds of millions of rupees of assets – should be a wonder if they earned them in a proper manner. Then even for Europeans srilanka should be an attractive gold land.
      Police together with lawful bodies, all these can be traced within few months as I see it. Of course through diplomatic channels, one should seek the support of the countries. I am no doubt, that the current regime will be offered the assistance if requested.

      • 20
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        “”Then even for Europeans srilanka should be an attractive gold land. “
        “”Police together with lawful bodies, all these can be traced within few months as I see it. Of course through diplomatic channels, one should seek the support of the countries. I am no doubt, that the current regime will be offered the assistance if requested. “”

        Dreamer You are in cuckoo cluck land.

        Even Hitlers gold in the Swiss has not been returned.

        Even the mighty Xi is unable to curb corruption in full.-
        He will only stop the ones that would be a threat to his powers just like putin.

        If you believe that politicians care for you you are mistaken. Every morning they wakeup they think of the next commission while you say cock a doodle Do.

        Like words once you let it fly away there is no recalling back.

        Inthis case the muslim support and idiots like having MR2 from MR1?? did he bring gold cup no.
        give all a break please.

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          Mahindananada – he talks so huge – repeatedly uttering lies to have been coming from good families that the granfarthers owned hundreds of acres ? Is this true ?
          And no wonder hiim to defend him telling the lie so long respective authortieis be away from investigations accordingly. Else any simple simon turn drug dealer can claim billions of assets – not showing the way how they earned them.

          Do you think the kind of cases would take years to prove ? No.. truly not.

          Mahindananda s bitter lies are the model for others in and out of Rajakashe family when they defend themselves continously saying CSN was not theirs. So the earnings should be made clear with the tax dept.. or not, I did nt live the country for the last 30 years and I cant know how these things really make in the country.

          Each and every earnings should have been documented – so that traces make easy to find out where the HUGE SUMS were earned. simple.

          • 0
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            “”Do you think the kind of cases would take years to prove ? No.. truly not.””
            (over there criminal case takes 2 years at courts civil 14 years)

            Great Expectations!;)
            Stop singing Cock a doodle do ….lost the shooooe.
            Your knowledge is limited to black and white- one two tattu.
            Reason can dream what dreams cannot reason.

            In the future everyone will be anonymous for fifteen minutes-Banksy

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            Even the people who were forced to give money won’t be able to prove that they have parted with commission to the previous Government higher ups since they too had to cover up their tracks. All moneys were given in cash filled school bags.

      • 6
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        Prabhakaran has told that the memory of Sinhala people is very short. I fully agree with him on this. Many people talk about corruption and looting tax payers money by MR and his cronies. One and a half years has passed since the time Awamangala said that he knows where MR is hiding money. Unfortunately so far these people have not produced a single piece of evidence. Those who talk about what MR’s regime did has very conveniently forgotten what the “Chaura Regina” did. Victor Ivon had provided all the details of frauds carried out by Chaura Regina but no one seems to be bothered about them. That is a thing in history. The pathetic thing is during the last elections she was campaigning against corruption of MR and preaching Yahapalanaya. My gut feeling is that some people get paid in $s to do MR bashing. Now ordinary folks have discarded all the fabricated stories.

    • 18
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      Next to be taken to custody that professor who is said to have let the body parts of SPORTLER disspared from the experimental chambers. Whoever the professor should be ready to explain but truth in terms of the orders given to him to do the job.

      • 11
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        Samuel Jayaweera

        “Whoever the professor should be ready to explain but truth in terms of the orders given to him to do the job.”

        What is his name?

        Every other person in this island claims to be a professor. Why do we have far too many of this species here?

        • 6
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          Professor, aggressor, assessor, compressor ,oppressor, possessor, successor, suppressor, transgressor….Don Dung!!!

          The government has blessed itself with `old school ties`.

          CT newsroom posters is all about same `old school ties`.

          So many `professors` on threads has to be nappy changers.

          The very best at any campus is generally a full-fledged practicing professional and part time lecturer who keeps learning while he teaches.

          If not professor is just `Trade Union Sloth` …Dj, Rajive,Silva,Peiris pappa… preek preek control freeks.

          • 2
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            No this is no right.

            They only hung on that Pappa -GLP.

            Rajeeva the Kalusudda was no given a due place. Consequently Kalusudda had no chance to learn how he has to get on in political circles being a team player. He has zero skills in that areas, even if he could be a powerful voice in international forum. Profships are teacing titles, they can no means match to developing world politics. Since there is a greater gap between theories and practices specially in devleopoing countries. The gap consists of years long experience being entwined with individual systems. Similarly even an expert on the west, would take additional time to adjust themselves if they are asked to work with the prevailing systems in developing world.
            GLP as a prof failed to do the due
            RWijesinghe as a prof proved to do the due even if the chance was given to him at the begining of the current regime
            DJ who would love to be called a prof, has been smeared by MR extrements flowing down there, and stay helpless as of now.

            • 8
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              “Profships are teacing titles, they can no means match to developing world politics. “
              don’t bat about west- India is bigger than what you can ever dream see below don’t be like monkey

              No wonder folk across the straits think you are all gas Gass Gembos.
              At IIT’s and other Large institutions the fist thing a student is taught by senior in initiation- `please don’t bring in politics to campus as it destroys our lives` Next these institutions have the professional/lecturers and they are graduates, not interested in Masters etc- they are the best.- period.

              DJ/Rajiv- both spin doctors if they are in a witness box with the likes of Hemantha Waranakulasuriya cross exam- both would make tea in their trousers.

              I know GLP he is school teacher – ambitions like others.
              read on web – Nani Palkiwala even for GLP he was God. He stoped Indra becoming Despot by removing CJ.read

              Yes I am USA/UK /India/Lanka

              You are an Arts student and think beauty is what you see?? wrong, therefore you send your women as sex slaves and maids to Arab- Badagini??

              List of Indian Americans-Nobels bookworm Booker prize etc. double PhD at Same time and noble Prize.(like you lankian idiots the common folk of india felt jealous and screamed but Her Majesty requested of him to be President Royal Society UK. He has been knighted in most nations but never writes prefixes or suffixes) I follow the same. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indian_Americans

              • 2
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                India is an exception in the aspect of anyting and everything not only for you but for entire world. Their under poverty levels are governing but in the same time over 100 mio of the 1.2 billions are believed to be super rich. So the numbers can be favourable for them always. Even tamilnadu is crowded with 3 times mroe population of the entire srilanka. So, their politics and their strategies will no way be comparable to those of lankens. You just add ” koheda yanne malle polle” like answers Pistasio. Though living on the west, we remain as lankens and love to see the country turning a developed state.

                • 3
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                  idiot- i cannot and no one can make anyone understand.
                  for courtsy sake
                  I am discussing international – we are in a world where you are not alone.
                  I am presenting the profile of brilliant Indians in USA.

                  Show me one Lankian of international stature in science??
                  Gass Gembo!!

                  Hydrocele !!

                  • 2
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                    If you are in the US, let alone -try to express yourself in a decent manner.
                    From what you add to this forum, I guess may be an another job agent who has been busy with the CVs of the candidates seeking for jobs there. Just that seems to have made you so proud… swollen as no other. wow… our guys :) typical to empty vessels.
                    How can srilankens be ever compared with those of India. Srilanka is from the Geosize not even bigger than to Germany s bavaria. It is like sky and earth differences though some portions of the population are closely tallyling. Anyway be civlized let alone today, that can help you first and the future generations too for sure.

                    If Gasgembas/idiots and the like terms are common in your vaccabullarty means not necessarily you should use them on this VALUBLE forum. Thinking before leap is a hard work specially for lankens.

                    I know enough srilankens/our people doing their carriers in top positions in Aus, UK, Germany, Netherlands and not forgetting scandinavian states. Get the access to european data bases if you are so interested in them and collect them accordingly.

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                      “”I know enough srilankens/our people doing their carriers in top positions in Aus, UK, Germany, Netherlands and not forgetting scandinavian states. Get the access to european data bases if you are so interested in them and collect them accordingly. “”

                      Gass Gembo . Perhaps they are your close relatives like sach, eusense, jim softy, sumane, Dj, rajive …
                      you find it difficult to provide a list – thats youor
                      get flushed there are sewers at colombo constructed by canadian and he also did basement of 9/11 twin tower USA.

                      Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.:))))

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          I believe no powerful journalists RAISED the question yet – we lack powerful journos to reveal more in this torn island.

          Do you know that Chapa Bandara who in public makes every effort to cover MR et al, continuing to say that he is not a political party sympathizer, but he is totally against MR et al being accused for any high crimes. Can you imagine ? If we had the dozens of Chapas, nowonder people will stay close their both ends forever as even surgeries would not help them any further to unlock them.

          • 1
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            yes, the kind of Ravaya men- did so harm to lanken people.

            It is more than the CIVIL war did in the size.

            This partiuclar Chapa, continously adding that almost everything out in EU and AMerica is against to them – in the same time waging his tail to even all high crimes carried out by Rajathuma.
            CBKs management was not fine for him, but MR s management going to all morals and ethics are fine.
            I hate the kind of journalists I really do, Their harm is more than a chenobyl disaster took the life of thousands creating blood cancers around on long run.

        • 1
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          * Thajudeen case: Court orders investigation into missing body parts
          Thu, Dec 10, 2015, 01:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

          Dec 10, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today ordered the medical officials to investigate the claims made by the former Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of Colombo Prof. Ananda Samarasekara that several bones and other parts of former Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen�s body had gone missing.

          Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris Thursday ordered the Chairman of Sri Lanka Medical Council and Director General of Health to investigate on contradictory claims made by former Colombo JMO and two minor staff members on the missing parts.

          Former Chief JMO, who is currently the head of Forensic Medicine Department at the Faculty of Medicine at SAITM in Malabe, informed the court yesterday that following the first post mortem inquiry on May 17, 2012, he instructed the minor staff members to store the body parts including the chest plates, a part of a trachea and thigh bones (femur) in the deep freezer.

          However, the two minor staff members had claimed that they were never given an order to store the body parts.

          Prof. Samarasekara has told the court that he has no knowledge of the activities after his retirement in June 2013 and he was of the view that during the installation of a new freezer the body parts must have been destroyed.

          Thajudeen died on May 17, 2012 in Kirulapone when his car crashed into a wall and caught fire. Earlier it was ruled as an accidental death but the recent investigations by the CID had found that the player was brutally tortured before his death with blunt and sharp weapons.

          According to a report by the Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer following a second autopsy on the exhumed remains of Thajudeen, the player has received multiple injuries to the head, legs and abdomen. The burning had taken place after the death of the victim or a few minutes prior to his death, according to the report.

          The Magistrate also ordered the Colombo University to produce a report within 14 days on the CCTV footage on the day of the murder which is supposedly showing a car similar to that of Thajudeen’s being followed by a few vehicles.

          The CID has told the court the images were not clear enough for identification of the vehicles and sought the expertise of the Colombo University to enhance the images.

          The magistrate directed the University to obtain foreign assistance, if needed, after informing the court.

    • 11
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      Good start, but let us hope that you don’t succumb to the ‘new broom’ syndrome.

      You must already know that ‘known suspects’ (and there a many) are already cutting lime etc. Others are nervously looking for skeletons in your cupboard.

      This is your time. Stand firm and seal your reputation.

      Apropos the Thajudeen business; ONE down SEVEN to go.

      Good Luck!

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        Spring Koha Old Chap

        “This is your time. Stand firm and seal your reputation.”

        You must be a good old optimist.

        “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
        ― Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

        I am cautiously optimistic.

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          Native Vedda

          A long life has taught me to expect good things from every fresh start.

          Live in hope; die in despair.

          Will that be my epitaph?

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            Spring Koha

            “Live in hope; die in despair.”

            Keep hope alive.

            What would your Grandma tell you about hope, optimism, disappointment, and despair if she is still alive?

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              Native Vedda

              Grandma (She who was always obeyed) would have told me, “Young man, hope and optimism are the best antidotes for disappointment and despair”.

              That stooping silver haired woman dispensed pearls of wisdom on a daily basis. And most of time at her well-polished Don Carolis dining table, laden with the most delicious dishes. I lived on her vambattu moju (yum yum).
              May she rest in eternal peace.

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                sorry(bookworm) kingfisher,
                hope and optimism are the best and Obama stole our cake because he was not `sensitive` along with it wins the day and night.

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                Spring Koha

                “Grandma (She who was always obeyed) would have told me, “Young man, hope and optimism are the best antidotes for disappointment and despair”.”

                And you didn’t believe her until you hit your middle ages. Thats what we all do.

                “May she rest in eternal peace.”

                May she attain Nibbana.

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      Ansar – I added a point for your comment but lets wait and see as
      to how the new IGP performs. I am sure you are aware of the saying that new broom sweeps well. It is still left to be seen as to what kind of pressure and from which quarters, it will come to him and
      how he will react to them. Will his subordinates have the same mentality for hard and sincere work, and cooperate are some of the questions to be answered and it will take time.

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        It is like even if a school principal is a powerful man – but with a staff filled iwth all lazy teachers, the school will not achieve much in the line of good performance. Likewise, even if IGP is the most suitable, so long other men would not be changed their attitudes, nothing will work tangibly. Latter is more realistic than anything else.

    • 11
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      What ever happened to the cock and bull story news in the media in the past?

      We have been waiting for the big shark to be arrested as per news for the last 6months. Finally a police officer had been arrested.
      Don’t know whether to Laugh of all these nonsensical news items like this allegedly ” Hot news !! Rajapakshe’s eldest son will be arrested soon for the murder of Thajudeen “”. . Captions of Headlines on Srilankan news papers appeared several times in the past misleading the public.

      What a joke?

    • 2
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      Hey guys, Lankens celebrated their NEW YEAR lately. It seems if high profile perpetraitors would have been arrested, according to the post, I see, people would have been happier. People s desire to see the day all the high men are arrested is growing as no other times before. Alone the IGP change obviously give everyone a greater hope.
      I believe alone with the new appointment of IGP will not do the due, but the other relevant changes to lawful bodies will be indispensble if a tangible changes to occure. All these former men and women are interconnected as some former MP described it Vesak illuminations are so beautiful, but behind the stage how the wires are entangled not being able to even see which is to which is connected will be a complex sitaution. Hope we will see greater progress of everything in next week itself. All the best to mother land.

    • 2
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      We can congradulate him, but to be given KUDOs ? Why is that .. nothing is seen performed yet to go that far right.

      Likewise, we can go on celebrations looking at the outcome of the new rulers yet… but the hope is there we still believe the current duo is far better than the most abusive alibaba and 40 thieves, even today make every effort to get back to power.

    • 2
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      Let’s hope and pray that the one who wanted this done from the top then will be made to pay the price, adequately. Long way to go…

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      If Ranil or the President try to interfere in this arrests, jail to two..Poojitha..

  • 21
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    Hope with the new appointment of IGP, things will move forward with a speed.

    I always wondered why the gaps were seen after each investigations. Now only I got to know that former IGP and the officers in the authorities were close with MR co. Normally, in germany where I am sitting, if you go for an investigation, next step is planned before the current one- so that the victimized ones can see it moving forward.
    But all the past investigations, though FCID is said to be working round the clock (7/24) nothing like progress being seen upto now.
    All the cases being investigated cant belong to the same category. So at least Sajin s and Duminda SIlvas could find its end with all the evidence being collected as we got to know. But no verdicts were heard yet.
    The same was the Thajudeen case – all torments they the victimized parents should have gone- with repeated extensions of the process.

    All gods should strenghten the hands of the new IGP to prove us that the invesitgations under way are real and people of this country can keep the faith on lanken justice system.

    Jayawewa – Duesseldorf Germany.

  • 18
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    No one is asking the authorities to make up false evidence, or accuse the previous regime of any crimes. All the country wants is those responsible for this brutal murder to be held accountable and follow our laws, so that the family of this poor man can have justice. The Rajapaksas are not above the law and if indeed the investigation leads to their doorstep, they must be arrested and made to face a judge, given a chance to face the charges, and made to suffer the consequences.

    This is the norm in a democratic nation, nothing special. It is time we had law enforcement officials who will do what is right, and not give in to pressure from those above, who threaten and bribe, to cover their filthy crimes.

  • 12
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    Exemplary beginning. A Tamil classic says, a man of character will never swerve even in the face of a cataclysm. Let the IGP continue to live up to this high norm

    Let him groom his successor basing his choice on character and neither on seniority nor on who is favoured by the powers that be.

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    Isn’t this the same guy who reported to the courts that CCTV footage were deleted relating to minister Champika Ranawakas alleged hit and run? Good luck expecting rule of law under such stooges.

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      Young chap, you can also make mistakes, it is human. We are all human beings .. we are also srilankens.. people of an another poor country… You can t expect even authorities to be smarter like their european counterparts. Let s wait and see, if the begining would open a new door.

      Just becaues the CCTV footage of the menionted accident may have for some reaons been erased, you cant corner a person s track records. This IGP is praised by masses. I have no idea about his records but I have read people have been very happier him to have taken it over. There I believe, he will do some tangible changes.

  • 8
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    So now the IGP decides who should be arrested? whoa are we sure we are going forward with this guy?

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      Where does it say he decided who should be arrested? Stop talking crap.

  • 15
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    Bravo, a great Police officer has got àppointed as our 34th IGP. Boot licker of Rajapaksas wikramasinghe missing the post is a great setback for rogue group. Gommanpila barks due to the pain of missing the post for their stooge.
    Now whole rajapaksa clan and theìr band of rogues will be shivering in their pants. Imminent arrests will be hovering upon their heads nòw.
    COME ON PUJITH GUAŔD THE RESPECT OF YOUR UNIFORM BY AŔRESTING ALLL THE CULPRITS ÀND THE CROOKS AND MAKE THEM FACE JUSTICE.
    WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS.

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      Best would be a bunch of alleged men to be put in jail not allowing them to go for violent May day rally.
      These men s arrests are long due.
      In a normal allegation for a murder case, first arrest the alleged ones and go for the murder inviestigations, but alleged killers of sportler is reported to be the second son of FORMER president (the most respected card board figure made through STUPID media men)- I can then think of going for May day protest in Europe.
      Hope our hopes will be florished in the days to come.

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    Good work ,well done!! Mr. Pujith Jayasundara.

  • 12
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    Wow… This is totally awesome news… We hope you continue the good work cos you have loads to do, from corrupt police to murderers… And please dont forget the rapists and drug dealers and people who hit Police and Army Officials and many Citizens – like Malaka Silva. The son of horrible Mervin Silva!!!

    Very well done, Pujitha… I Salute you… Many Citizens Salute you for sure….

    Cheers Ranil and Maithri

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    Waiting to hear the comments of mad monkey- Gammanpila

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    Well done sir. The Sri Lankan public are behind you. Don’t fear any politician as we will stand by you if you uphold our law to the fullest extent. You are starting from where Yahapalanaya let us down. Thank you and may God bless you in your honourable service.

    We now know why Gamanpilla was against your appointment.

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      which public ?

      There are two majory groups there. Crime friendly and anti crime.

      Both portions are 50% each. So, that will be a struggle.

      I wish they the new political culture would introduce code of ethics MPs to go through, then only we can see the wording will take its shape, not allowing WEERAWANSE PARTNOID RHETORICs will have no grounds in destroying the nation and brainwashing the gawky gullible masses.

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    Lucky, We can see a good initiative but it’s still premature to blame anybody.
    It’s good to develop patience.

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    It is alright to say “Cheers” on this arrest. But the “Crabs” (those Elite served in Sanga & Mahela restaurant) were walking sideways all this while with the hope of getting another person to this job. Now that failed, those “elite crabs” who walked side ways must now be getting the “Feelings” of the water “boiling”; but still they will never give up that “walking side ways”. That “walk” must be the cautioning signal for the present IGP.

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      Douglas

      Can you assure us that you won’t walk side ways if you are offered a job which you may be tempted take, of course with some power and perks, usually crumbs?

      What sort of job would you like to have under this government or future ones?

      The only condition is you will be expected to remain loyal to those who offer you the job.

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    Now, I hope the authorities appoint the right staff in charge of airport and port VIP channels to stop suspects fleeing the country with their forged or acquired multiple diplomatic passpots, similar to what Muththettugama and such like criminal elements have been doing.

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      Thrisu,

      this seems to be a very difficult task for them. I really cant imagine why.. See we are now almost a year ago since the GE is held. Still being unable them to choose the right staff accordingly seem to have driven them even deeper.
      If Journos, lawful body auuthorities remain as before, for sure, we cant expect much from teh current rulers. But what are the real obstacles them being unable to change them efficiently.
      You from the UK and me from Germany, we see in EU these would nt take that long. Why cant they introduce computerised systems yet across the country capturing allthe data of Army deserters and other criminals. Today, with any hand phone gadget Police should be able to retrieve data within minutes, given that information are stored and available.

      Not just for cirminal investigation, but to fully restructure the police, IGP has to work on… that will be a long process island wide Also I wish them to change their uniforms accordingly that can then awake them for sure.

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        “You from the UK and me from Germany,”
        Europeans are nomads.

        1948 return from hiding at TN fathers of freedom.

        Hegel Eggheads they run the island.

        now you figure out why from childhood you kiss their feet.

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    Finally, looks as if we got the right man for the IGP position. I pray you to have good health, courage, vision and protection from evil people to proceed with your duties. I think most of the Sri Lankans are very proud of your approach, in the very first day at work, as the chief of Police.

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    Fascinating isn’t it? The suspect is arrested hours after the new IGP’s appointment. What a great IGP! All this time the police were unable to arrest the suspect but the IGP arranges it within hours! Do you really think this is a coincidence? The government needed someone new to make the arrest.

    What happens now depends on what strings Champika Perera can pull and how far Pujith Jayasundara can uphold the law without antagonising the government. Nothing to do with justice for the victim, nothing to do with truth or fairness. This is just yahapalana politics at work. Which by the way, is no different to MR politics, or JR or Premadasa or Mrs B politics.

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    People are getting excited over the supposed arrest of one person.
    Isn’t one supposed to be more skeptical about things like that in Sri Lanka?
    Please don’t count your chickens before they hatch…I can think of so many
    ways an honest person can be cut down in Sri Lanka. But here’s hoping he is the real deal and can stay afloat…

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    Bravo Mr Pujith,IGP Sir, We hold you in honour and support you in all your endevours. May God be with you.

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    Let us not get over excited by this development.

    Champika Perera was not arrested all these years because he had the backing of MR and Co and the backing of their billions of dollars of stolen Sri Lankan money.

    We all know if Champika Perera falls, MRs children will also fall. MR’s clan are still powerful and they have unlimited supplies of money to ensure the law will never corner them.

    Even if the new IGP is keen and is committed to see justice(sic) is done, I assure you that the uphill task will be worse than climbing the Everest on one foot.

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    paul

    During the interview what questions did the Constitutional Council ask Pujith Jayasundara?

    Please state the brand and value of the wrist watch that you are wearing?

    Here is a set of sample questions which I am sure the members of CC would have chose not to raise.

    When did you buy it?

    Did some one else pay for it?

    Could you provide the receipt for perusal.

    If you paid for it could you account for your income, expenses, savings, … etc.

    Could you also furnish us with a fixed asset schedule, including your wife’s jewelry, expensive sarees, land, building, investment in shares, trust including overseas, bank deposits, …. names of friends and family, a schedule containing their assets, date of purchase and value,….

    Basically the CC should have asked him to declare his assets of his friends and family.

    Under the current arrangement one is not recognized/appointed/promoted for his competency, on the contrary its done on the basis of whom one knew.

    Who did Pujith Jayasundara know?

    Has there been a guardian angel who has been helping him first getting him recruited into police force and then every step of the way in his career progress, protecting him from his stupid mistakes to committing serious corruption?

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      NV,

      Here are the answers.

      1 – Rolex
      2,3,4&5 – It was a gift.
      6 – Certainly, I would furnish that information once every the member of the Constitutional Council has provided the same.

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      NV what are you implying? Read my post carefully. I do not support MR or anyone else. I am just pointing to the inevitable downfall of all who try to improve the Sri Lankan situation. Do you think anyone other than other posters even read what we write? A rough survey of those who post will show that we are hoping for a liberal secular democracy from a tribal clannish government. There is just no hope.

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        Paul, on first sight what NV is asking came to my mind.

        A rough survey of those who post will show that we are hoping for a liberal secular democracy from a tribal clannish government. There is just no hope.

        Now read this man- one of the 10 intellects of the world.
        Foreign Affiars
        The Rise of Illiberal Democracy- By Fareed Zakaria

        ThE NEXT WAVE

        The American diplomat Richard Holbrooke pondered a problem on the eve of the September 1996 elections in Bosnia, which were meant to restore civic life to that ravaged country. “Suppose the election was declared free and fair,” he said, and those elected are “racists, fascists, separatists, who are publicly opposed to [peace and reintegration]. That is the dilemma.” Indeed it is, not just in the former Yugoslavia, but increasingly around the world. Democratically elected regimes, often ones that have been reelected or reaffirmed through referenda, are routinely ignoring constitutional limits on their power and depriving their citizens of basic rights and freedoms. From Peru to the Palestinian Authority, from Sierra Leone to Slovakia, from Pakistan to the Philippines, we see the rise of a disturbing phenomenon in international life — illiberal democracy.

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    While this is a step in the right direction, it is still not even the tip of the iceberg!!

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    “Is it already January 10th of 2015 morning? Man I am still in deep middle of the 9th’s dreams. Guys, am I have to wipe my eyes before try to see what is going around here. Even before the 9th one is over, now we have to move to the dream of January 10th? What a sweet dream it was the 9th dream. Even before we finish enjoying it, the January 10th’s new IGP dreams has started? Too bad man, it is.

    So, the black sheep was the poorkkiri pantham, the Tamil IGP? How can this parai demelo blocking the Prime Minister, New King and other members of the angelical race of Kandyan Sinhala Intellectuals from sueing Thajudeen murderers? How the Magical country of Asia can tolerate this man? He has to be punished. Can’t he be sued for staging a coup on the 9th morning of January, 2015? Just because the opposition leader was Tamil, didn’t we impeach Amirthalingam? We will have way to teach this pantham a good lesson.

    So, now the murder cases are lining up one after another, like Sirimavo’s Pain queue, to be serviced? The heads are going to roll in liturgical sense? Appe Aandua needs a worker to run the sandstone on the Guillotine blades? Can this diaspora also apply for that job by the grace of Pujit Jeyasundra?

    Comedy thamai. Again and again…never ending comedies of Sinhala Intellectuals politics. ……

    The Chinese loans are no longer celebratable; so the Sinhala Intellectuals are starting to celebrate the birth of the New Messenger or the Messiah Pujith Jayasundara. If someone asks Old King, he will tell all about everybody’s files before one dig into the Wassim Thagudeen’s murder files.

    The truth is there are Sinhala Intellectual that they cannot understand themselves even to extent the foreign diplomats in Lankawe understand them. Didn’t those diplomats name these Sinhala Intellectuals’ cheatings as Aappa Diplomacy? By the grace of the New King, every Sinhala Intellectual deserves the whipping with a stingray’s tail to make them to come their senses. Otherwise they will never cease from inventing this type of rubbish. These modayas are worth only to stand in the Pain queue under Sirimavo’s supervision. Are they cheating others or are they cheating themselves? Sad sad sad sad sad sad story these SinhaLE race’s real story is.

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    Nice to see some progress. But when will the lot of them be arrested!? surely there must be a whole lot involved!? And what about the People at the top behind it all?

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    Well done new IGP for your quick action in arresting the former OIC for trying to cover up the Thajudeen investigation.

    So when are you going to arrest the culprits responsible for abducting, torturing, killing scores of youth during the 1987-90 period? Or have all those tens of thousands of crimes been resolved and justice served?

    How does police make arrests ! last crime first arrest basis ? Serve my masters basis ? Old crimes no time lapsed basis ? or simply out of personal interest ?

    ” I have no special talent , I am passionately curious ” Albert Einstein

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      relative view

      You said, “Serve my masters basis”

      You are absolutely right. The next IGP by then Rajapakse would have regained power then their darling would be the young victim of the hit and run accident involving the Minister Champika Ranawaka. Then he would pull up the officer in charge of this case for not doing his ‘duty’ by failing to arrest Chmapika Ranawaka.

      Other cases not involving powerful people are just swept under the carpet! This is Sri Lanka.

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

    Yes, with the Government ‘by action’ accepting the policies of the former Rajapakse was ‘very practical’ by again having a large cabinet of Ministers after criticizing Rajapakse’s Governance during the time of elections, and again accepting Rajapakse’s pact with China as an excellent move and beneficial to Sri Lanka again after having criticized him becoming too much dependent on China. People can see even though the present Government without a back bone does not have the courage to say it.

    Further after having criticized Rajapakse’s appointing family members and relations who are not qualified to top posts the same principle is continued by the present MS&RW Government (such as appointment of President’s own brother to the top Sri Lanka Telecom post without any qualifications, and CT readers are aware how he is now messing up the SLT – read Sri Lanka Trade Union Alliance Calls For Resignation Of Sirisena Brother “Horā”) accepting Rajapakse Chithanaya of deed (not the word) is correct but they do not have the decency nor the courage to openly accept it!

    So nothing really have changed and may be Rajapakse is right in accusing this Government of taking revenge against him.

    Wait and see this Government will soon collapse like a pack of cards. I am not a Rajapakse supporter. I hate him. For what he did to the Tamils and Muslims he need to suffer. Even if his family members did not murder Thajudeen they should go to jail for this and other murders he may not have committed. Because certainly he will not go to jail for what he did to the Tamils (because the majority will protect him and Tamils will not get any justice) so this is the only satisfaction Tamils and Muslims could get, whether he did or not commit the crimes does not matter.

    I hope Rajapakse or his family members do read this!

    But this spineless Government unable to lead will certainly collapse and Rajapakse will unfortunately come back again. Then the new IGP appointed by the Rajapakse Government will arrest the OIC responsible for not arresting Chamipika Ranawaka in the hit and run accident. The cycle will continue in the big merry-go-round!

    I hope the new IGP also make a note so he will not be blamed for action not taken in the hit and run accident. I do not know the full facts of the case, I am not really sure who is really at fault. But the New IGP must take care and have all records documented and preserved pertaining to the case so he will have good defense later on to show he did the best.

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      A well timed forewarning to this government, which is waffling on many crucial matters and is increasingly sinking in the pit it dug for itself, to get elected and then survive. It’s greatest failing was not being bold enough to admit why it has not done what it promised on many fronts and how it intends to to fulfill them in the future. The people are giving it a long hang rope, , but it won’t stretch long enough. It’s indeciveness is also creating space for forces inimical to this country to emerge.

      If there was political corruption and crime on the scale exposed and many were remanded, why were they released on bail to roam free now. Why were they remanded, if there was insufficient evidence? Why have they not been prosecuted yet?

      How did the port city project that was wrong and yet perceived so by many who have knowledge on the subject, become right almost overnight? What are its long term consequences to this nation? Are we short of land in this country and in the vicinity of Colombo to launch such a project? In fact do we need such a project? Is this project being resumed because of expepediency? Should what is wrong in the long term be done, because we are in difficult financial circumstances and China is demanding its pound of flesh?

      Will the formula that wotkec for Singapore then, work for Sri Lanka now?

      Why is so much loose talk from the cabinet? A minister says that the EU ban on fish exports has been lifted, while another says discussions are yet on-going in the EU!

      A President who yet chairs the cabinet and participates in its deliberations, escapes collective responsibility when expedient! He is more interested in saving his party from self destructing than pulling this country back from the brink of disaster with firm and wise decisions.

      The Prime Minister, is saddled with a mediocre, but huge cabinet and an inefficient and lethargic public service. He also seems unable to deal with issues decisively despite having a good grasp of what is right. He is of course struggling with the how. The men who advise him are outdated and are more a drag than an asset. He is unable to spot and bring in new talent into the corridors of power. JRJ had this talent and the guts to get things-both right and very wrong -done. Ranil of course has a moral compass that JRJ lacked.

      I am beginning to think the new constitution that many look forward to, will also turn out to be a damp squib, considering the drift away from idealism that is becoming obvious by the day.

      Dr.RN

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        Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

        “It’s greatest failing was not being bold enough to admit why it has not done what it promised on many fronts and how it intends to to fulfill them in the future.”

        The answer is, Rajapkse was right all along and he was a practical man. He led from the front. The present Government talked unworkable theory. The president himself was not honest and he praised Rakapakse till the last day and suddenly he changed after Rakapakse had announced elections. There is something not right here. If he was convinced Rajapakse was wrong he would have announced it long before and left the Government. He waited with Rajapakse and joined with him to loot the people and the country and suddenly he say Rajapakse robbed the wealth of the country. There is collective responsibility he was part of his cabinet and kept quiet allowed the country to be robbed, and certainly he kept quiet as he too was a beneficiary of the loot. I praise Mangala Samaraweera who left Rajapakse long enough when he realized what Rajapakse was up to.

        Having all these aside comparing this Government and Rajapkse’s, certainly we so lot of development soon after the war was over. Look at Colombo today and all these were due to Rajapakse. I cannot see anything this Government has done. Only talk no action.

        Certainly this Government is simply doing what Rajapkse had done and shameless to eat their own words against Rajapakse. So Rajapakse was right we need a large cabinet of ministers. That is exactly this Government also did after talking a lot against it and now accept it! Certainly Rajapkse was right about China. Shame on Sirisena to eat humble pie to accept the port city project as an excellent venture. Remember it was brain child of Rajapakse. Now they do not have courtesy to accept it. Certainly Rajapakse was right about helping his family as that is what these people are doing after criticizing Rajapkse. Shame on them.

        If I was a Sinhalese I would have certainly support Rajapakse. But being a Tamil and for what damage he committed to the Tamils, I hate him. He will not be punished for the war crimes he committed on the Tamils. Only way Tamils can have some semblance of justice is to get him punished for other crimes he may or may not have done.

        I am not really sure whether Rajapkse or his family was involved in the murders and other financial crimes he is accused of but this is a God send and even if he was not involved I don’t mind he gets punished for it for what he did to the Tamils. Tamils hate Rajapkse for what he did for the Tamils otherwise he was a leader. Certainly he did wrong things most obvious are what he did to Sarath Fonseka and Shirani Bandaranayake (former chief Justice).

        The grave has already been dug. If the Sirisena Government does not throw Rajapkse into the grave certainly when Rajapkse comes to power soon he will not have any mercy in dumping ‘you know who’ to the very grave dug by this Government for the dirty thing ‘you know who’ did to him.

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    Don’t have much hope. This government is not going to last long.

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      Married to Joint OPPOSITIONS that are now in hot water ?

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    If anybody who takes his job seriously, he would not act in such hasty manner. He received the nomination and he immediately orders to arrest acorrupt police officer. It doesnt sound he mean it really. I would have expoected an ethic statement from him to bring law & order to the police service and oderer his subordinates to abide to the law and act according to the present law. No such thing, he acts like a mad dog who did this job before him. This country is like a sweet shop to please and serve every child. What we actually need is a basic awareness of law & order and moral values among the civil society, which define a society. I remember during MR times, MR should personally tell the police to act in a particular case and take action and the donkeys and monkeys did it without spending a grain of own thought. If anything was not in order they always called Gota…Are these clowns such dumb and cannot act according to the prevailing laws. We wait and see how the new broom sweeps after 3 months.

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    So glad to hear this.
    ‘The integrity of the upright will guide them’ -Proverbs.

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    So, that was the deal; Pujitha, we will give you IGP post if you arrest that poor cop who was screwed to hide and distort evidence.

    Now, the R clan will be peeing in their pants because the cop behind bars may decide to spill the beans in the presence of the magistrate, any time.

    As MR is now on the rise and the Kirulapona May Day rally might draw more participants than the Galle rally, the foxy brain in higher echelons advised his lap dog chief, the best way to deal with the rise of MR is to screw him gently at regular intervals but never take any action. The Magistrates are very generous with bail and the Attorney General appears to be on an eternal holiday as none of the files on his desk ever move.

    So they screwed the go-getter entrepreneurial putha, Yoshi, for 45 days in Welikada. They sent a team to Singapore to keep Loku Putha in check over Krrish. To keep the pressure up, they pick up this poor cop using the IGP. This poor cop is not special; the entire population knows the truth regarding that poor ruggertite.

    All politics machang, to be honest all these big guys and girls in Blue, Green, Yellow, Red Political Parties are the best of friends and will always do the best to protect their interests while the Amude wearing taxpayer has to pay 15% VAT to service the monies stolen by the CB Boss’ SIL.

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    HEADING OF THIS NEWS “New IGP Pujith Arrests Narahenpita Ex-Crime OIC Over Thajudeen Murder ” HAS HE DONE THIS?? ANSWER IS… FIRST PARA OF THIS NEWS READS”The CID today arrested former Crime OIC of Narahenpita Police, Champika Perera ” ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. BLOODY MISLEADING MEDIA!!

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