2 July, 2022


PRECIFAC Wants Ex-IGP Balasuriya To Explain Why Weerawansa’s Party Members Were Given Police Protection

Ex-Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya who is currently under investigation by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) has been asked to explain on what grounds he provided police protection for several party members of Wimal Weerawansa’s National Freedom Front (NFF).



Balasuriya served as IGP during Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term as President and is alleged to have provided police protection for at least seven members of the NFF. According to sources, police protection is not provided for members of political parties who are neither Ministers not Members of Parliament.

However, on Balasuriya’s orders at least seven members were provided with police protection. The members also included NFF’s spokesman Mohammed Muzammil who is currently out on bail for allegedly misappropriating millions of rupees by misusing vehicles that belonged to the Presidential Secretariat during Rajapaksa’s term.

The Presidential Commission has called for explanation from Balasuriya, and has also requested him to provide with documentation if any as to on what grounds he provided these members with protection. “There was no necessity for police protection, as they did not even have any threats,” sources said.

In July, Balasuriya was also summoned by the CID to record a statement over the assassination of Sunday Leader Founding Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

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  • 8

    Nothing to explain mate looking after very honorable & honest mate.

    • 6

      When anything was occured, no explaination can be made – these are common with Rajapakshe administration. Even Mugabes admistration would have done it better.

      Rajapakshe please come to discussion tables – and help to serve the clarity please. Later is better than never.

  • 11

    Its payback time for this bootlicker. What a disgrace to the police department that such people were elevated to important positions by the previous regime!

  • 2

    Why is it not this man Balasuriya not investigated about the funds he had obtained from Wele Suda. Check the number of luxurious houses he has put up and the grand weddings for his daughters. From where did he get all that money?

  • 1

    He was corrupt when he held the highest office maintaining law & order in the country, he should not be spared, rather than jailing him it would be a better idea to CANE him, on his bare buttocks.

    This sort of punishment should be introduced for corrupt government officials found guilty of crimes against the people.

    Probably the shame & stigma attached to such a punishment might deter others from indulging in these sort of shameful acts.

    Pickpockets, burglars and corrupt officials in Singapore are meted such punishment, so why not introduce the same here, after all we are trying to emulate what Singapore is doing, and this would be a good place to start.

    Once whilst driving from the airport to our hotel in Singapore the taxi driver was commenting on this punishment – CANING, and he finished with a super anecdote.

    “Sir, after a few lashes from the CANE,on their bare buttocks pickpockets would always think twice before they put their own fingers into their own pocket”.

  • 1

    Put him inside next to Anura Senanayaka.

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