28 September, 2020

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Sirisena Appoints Pujith Jayasundara As New IGP

Despite protests, President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed Pujith Jayasundara as the country’s 34th Inspector General of Police (IGP).

DIG Pujith Jayasundara

DIG Pujith Jayasundara

Jayasundara received his letter of appointment from Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.

The appointment comes amidst protests by certain groups, who pointed out that the Constitutional Council should not have allowed one of it’s members, Minister Champika Ranawaka to sit at the meeting to decide on the IGP, due to a conflict of interest as Ranawaka is currently under investigation for a hit and run accident.

Ranawaka was Sirisena’s nominee to the Council.

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    Independent police forces in civilized countries take great pleasure when arresting lying politicians who have broken the law knowing well politicians would never interfere?

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    Those “certain groups” who protested due to Ranawaka’s presence at the CC meeting shouldn’t be wasting their time, as even if Ranawaka was missing, the decision would have been the same!

    What a bunch of morons!

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      Relax!

      Patta Champika will soon have the handcuffs round his wrists.

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        Spring Koha, I hope you’re right, but knowing the caliber of our ‘law-makers’, I won’t hold my breath!

        Thanks for the advice pal, but if I “relax” any more, I’ll be positively dangerous!!

        I’m a bit like you – retired, living in conducive climes surrounded by an unspoiled natural environment with my dogs, other creatures and near and dear. Some of us have this type good fortune which, I guess we deserve (karmically speaking)!

        Cheers!

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          I live my life with simple optimism. Every new start gives new hope. I hope it turns out well, for him and for us.

          Delighted to hear of your, no doubt, much deserved retirement. The life of old Riley! With dogs. Doesn’t get any better! I wish you many many Happy days.

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    Dear Mr. IGP Jayasundara,

    Congratulations!

    I give you the benefit of all my doubts. Like millions of other hopeful Sri Lankans, who love their country. We give you a brand new start.

    Circumstances have presented you with a golden opportunity at a crucial moment in Sri Lanka’s history.

    We sincerely hope you will not squander it. Like many before you have done.

    Hope you will display transparency, courage, kindness, empathy, professionalism & above all BACKBONE in upholding the law.

    Hope you will rid Sri Lanka Police of corruption, criminality and unspeakable HR violations.

    You will be leading an Institution tarnished by an awful reputation.

    Clean it up Sir! Good luck to you.

    Cheers!

    PS: Too bad you share a last name with infamous P.B. Jayasundara. Hopefully it will not impact you too negatively.

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    First thing is to clean police department because in the past police arrest innocent people under falls charges and tortured and even death. Those police officers to be sacked at the right opportunity – in the west they call it removing dead wood. Also it is a good start to appoint genuine Tamil police as well not like MR appointed Tamils in army.

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    Reading through this short communique, I get the impression that President Sirisena has become the whipping horse of the CT!

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      Plato, I thought I taught you never to rely on assumptions in your ‘conclusions’!

      There is a need for further investigation before you are certain of your “feelings” and express them to the world.

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      Plato

      “I get the impression that President Sirisena has become the whipping horse of the CT!”

      I am sure Sirisena would have factored this into his calculation before he put his neck out to oust the clan’s despotic regime.

      Damned if you do, damned if you don’t – it is our job to make sure these politicians are whipped in to shape.

      If we can’t then let us import Harrison Ford equipped with whip in one hand and a lightsaber on the other.

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    The suitability of Pujitha Jayasundera’s appointment as IGP by the President depends on the results of the investigations now in process over the motor cycle incident involving Minister CR.
    It is better to wait until that ends before coming to any final conclusion.

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      Uthungan

      “It is better to wait until that ends before coming to any final conclusion.”

      I agree with you.

      However one common denominator among politicians, policemen, bureaucrats, …. legal eagles is that none of them can claim to have clean records. None of them could have got promotion/survived in the office if they had refused to serve the corrupt system.

      We are not in a position to know whose is squeezing whose b***s, as MR threaten “I Have ‘Files’ On All Those Who Defected”

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    When he was, briefly, DIG in charge of a part of Metropolitan Colombo Pujith J over a decade ago he showed a particular weakness for adulation and fanfare. Somewhat poor in English, he circulated a 15-page Circular to all house-owners in the area. The document was a joke and, on agitated resistance from the people, it was withdrawn.

    Hopefully, with the intervening years, he may have matured. There is nothing wrong in admitting his weakness in English. This can be overcome by having close to you aides competent in the language. The force in the War-years gained a negative reputation where people feared to go to a Police Station. More so members of the Tamil community. It should be the new IGPs priority task to ensure people regain confidence in the Police and her expected capacity to protect the people from the no gooders.

    Good luck to the new IGP.

    Kettikaran

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    Don’t pin all your hopes on poor Pujith Jayasundara.

    Jayasundara cannot clean the Augean stables, all by himself. Hercules had to make two rivers to run through the stables to get it cleaned! Remember Sri Lanka is more filthy – disgustingly dirty – than the Augean stables. How many rivers can Jayasundara divert.

    The litmus test for Jayasundara is not Ranawaka’s file, but, Thajudeen’s.

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    Spring Koha.

    I am rather pessimistic when it comes to Politicos and Cops.
    Patta Champika may very well have his wrists round the hand-cuffs!

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