Colombo Telegraph

Sinhala Ravaya’s Beef Stall Attack : Bar Condemns The Lethargy Of The Police And Urges Immediate Action

The standing committee of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka on Rule of Law wants the Inspector General of Police to take immediate action on the attack on a beef stall at Tangalle in broad daylight in the presence of the police and the public by the Sinhala Ravaya

“It is our view that individuals however powerful they may be cannot be permitted to take the law on to themselves and act in breach of Rule of Law. ” it’s Convener Priyantha Gamage today wrote to the IGP;

We publish below the letter in full;

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The IGP

Inspector General Police,

Police Headquarters,

Colombo 1.

Dear Sir,

Attack on Beef Stall at Tangalle

The standing committee of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka on Rule of Law expresses its deep concern that the police has not taken any meaningful action as required under law to apprehend and prosecute the persons set to be members of the group calling themselves Sinhala Ravaya who were involved in the attack on a beef stall at Tangalle in broad daylight in the presence of the police and the public.  This is not the first instance that serious crimes has been committed in the presence of the police and the public.

Incidents of this nature creates mistrust and loss of confidence in the law enforcement authorities of the state and will lead to a complete breakdown of the Rule of Law.

It is our view that individuals however powerful they may be cannot be permitted to take the law on to themselves and act in breach of Rule of Law.

We condemn the lethargy of the police and call upon you as the head of the police to take immediate action on this matter.

Priyantha Gamage

Convener

Standing Committee of the BASL on Rule of Law

 

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