1 October, 2020

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Thajudeen Murder: Court Remands Former Narahenpita Crimes OIC

Colombo Additional Magistrate Thilina Gamage today remanded former Crime OIC of the Narahenpita Police till May 5, 2016.
Wasim Thajudeen
The former Crime OIC, Sumith Champika Perera was arrested by the CID yesterday, for concealing evidence with regard to the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen. Incidentally, the arrest came just hours after Pujith Jayasundara took over duties as the country’s 34th Inspector General of Police. Thajudeen’s killing has been shrouded in mystery, with the police initially ruling it as an accident, but subsequent evidence showing that he was in fact murdered. Thajudeen, a Sri Lankan ruggerite and former Havelock SC captain, was killed in Colombo in May 2012.
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    Was this timed with the change of the IGP? Will the accused turn Crown
    witness to being in some Police High ups and JMOs?

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      Narahenpita Crime OIC arrest is a total joke. Who gave orders to cover up the gruesome murder? Where is the ASP? Where is the relevant DIG?

      After so many years Police is playing a shameless game with the public. Despite the heinous nature of the killing. “Yahaplanaya” monkeys are looking the other way.

      How can this kind of farce be possible in a “democratic country” with a “free press”?

      WHERE ARE THE ACTUAL KILLERS? WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?

      If I were in Tajudeen’s family, I would have no choice but to meet out justice by taking the law into my own hands.

      Cheers!

      PS:
      Stupid SL electorate has now forgotten Avant Garde.

      Isn’t it nice to have a PM who can manage these explosive affairs with such mastery. Isn’t Sagala the right man at the right place?

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        Can Jokers be arrested so arbitorily in the coutnry today ?

        I really dont think so becase SMALL CHILD RAPE case, they the lanken police accidently did a set of mistakes, so Police would not repeat the same specially under the guidance the newly elected. People in general behave as fools, but very same cant be fooled again and again.
        Lawyers that work for OIC will question all these, Ben either you should have more information or you just add your thoughts having nothign on the hand. Please elaborate..

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          Dan Fernando,

          I along with millions of other ever so hopeful Sri Lankans have given the new IGP Pujitha J the benefit our collective doubts.

          But, as I have said before, proof of the pudding will be in the eating. We will see.

          I do not know how criminally corrupt Sri Lanka Police managed to bungle SMALL CHILD RAPE case.

          However, I do know SL Police solved the impoverished, powerless Eagle killer’s crime with lightening speed. He was thrown into a jail and fined. Rightfully so.

          The same will happen to you, if you steal a coconut tomorrow to feed your starving family.

          Miraculously though, cold-blooded Tajudeen killers are still at large. So are killers of Lasanta W. And so are Avant Garde monkeys. Isn’t the silence about them deafening.

          SL electorate is being taken for a ride by new, yet very smooth operators in town. Being treated exactly like how the bloody idiots, they in fact are, should be treated.

          Cheers!

          PS:
          Dan Fernando, you jumped to defend the indefensible Sri Lanka Police & Status Quo. Why? Do you have information the public does not possess? Please elaborate.

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            Ben Hurling

            It would be unfair to blame the police force for neglecting its duties, lack of ethics, nepotism, corruptions, …..

            They come from society which is greed driven and deeply corrupt and reflect the society’s norms. The of culture of expediency has taken root among the people. It would be harder to remove such culture from among the different communities.

            Scrupulous, just forget it for the time being, remove it from our vocabulary.

            Not many in this island know the difference between right and wrong. We have collectively decided we are not interested in right and wrong.

            At every level of bureaucracy which is paid to serve the people is only interested in “what is in it for me”. A relaxed conversation with members of police, armed forces, legal fraternity, … will give you some idea of … why they are still in their respective employment. My observation is that less than 30% love their jobs and want to serve the people. The rest of the 70% just mark time, earn on the side, get promotion by being close to the boss or political masters and protected by them.

            One cannot over look sexual harassment and favours.

            The 70% stops the 30% from being honest, hard working, … .

            Hope you are not part of the 70%.

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              dammit, I have to agree 100% with NV, pigs do fly

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    Why it took that long to arrest the man ?

    What phone communications he had between Rajathuma family co on day of incident occurence … not limiting that day weeks before and after must be studied .. this SLT should be able to do long ago.
    You cant hide the information related to the high crime deliberately perpetrated by the alleged men, for ever.

    What kind of investigations they have already performed and what lagged them to go beyond and bring the verdict ?

    If lanken expertise failed to identify those camera records, what other actions investigation panel undertook during the weeks passed ?

    Why this took that long – since 2012.. the victimized family should have gone thorugh all the unbearable torments of their lives.
    Mother of Thajudeen should be having all the difficult period, yet even not knwoing how this would end up actualy. Please god, help the investigations to see its end punishing the these criminals with all high punishments which is death penalty.
    For them takin the life of young life was a joke, but for us (who have been praying for the family) and the victimized family this is life long puzzle.

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      The CID has established that information on Thajudeen murder has been misrepresented by the police following instructions by a retired Senior DIG, CID sources said.

      He is facing imminent arrest in connection with the investigation.

      Although it has been described as an accident, the investigation has been handled by the Crimes Department of the Narahenpita Police. The Traffice Department has not been given an opportunity to carry out any investigation in this regard. The CID has received information that the inquiry was handled in that manner following instructions from the Senior DIG.

      It has also been revealed that the same officer had summoned Thajudeen’s father for a meeting after the incident and instructed him to refrain from pursuing the matter further.

      The former Crimes OIC was arrested yesterday for allegedly supressing information on the incident. He was remanded till May 5.

      Thajudeen’s body was found in his car near Shalika Grounds in May 2012. The incident was described as a traffic accident. However, the CID restarted the investigation after the Presidential Election in 2015, which established that Thajudeen had been murdered.

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        No need to be coy, another website has revealed the name of the senior DIG, just Google and check, a fellow a few months ago played a public charade by pretending to be a great philanthropist and benefactor. Well, the facts are emerging how he might have made a fortune with black money, simply shopping for political criminal elements.

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          who is a great philanthropist and benefactor?

          If anyone made black monies should be subjected to investigation. This is not undoable thing at all.
          They the each have to leave their information accordingly.
          Police together with lanken lawful bodies to act on this.. why do all the invesitgations take long is the next question —

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      Samuel – This is a very good question and the former IGP should be called upon to answer under oath as to why the OIC was not indicted for concealing evidence regarding the brutal & savage murder of Ruggerite Thajudeen. The current IGP has a moral obligation to tell the people as to, on whose instructions, the officer was not arrested early as this case came under his watch.

      This is the 1st time we heard that a retiring IGP did not ask for extension of service and we presume he wanted to get out of Police
      as fast as possible. before getting into the net.

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        While an investigation is being held – may be they have to work to a data protection laws – there i dont think that current IGP ought to reveal as to why the alleged perpectrators are still out being arrested or why the OIC was arrested once the new IGP is appointed.
        All in all so complex in this country, – what I want to see it this case need to be investigated to the end not being subjected to any further delays. We and the victimized family waited long enough. We finally want the justice to be teated according to laws.

        I wonder if the alleged killers are Rajakapshes, why the law allows them to be scot free even today ( how many days passed since the brutal murder is occured – 4 years, near 1300 days). Can you imagine guys ?

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    Thajudeen,

    The vacuum created in the hearts of your loved ones cannot be filled by arresting or punishing of anybody. You or your parents cannot be given justice because there’s nobody to give life back to you.

    But the rule of the law must be visible so though it’s late we can heave a sigh of relief now.

  • 9
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    Everyone know the uneducated filth behind this killing and many more?

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      Yes, but it should all be proved.

      That is where we are all lagged.

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    Well ! At Least we are in the right direction for a start . There are many more prosecutions awaiting to be carried out by this Police Chief.
    Forget about the FCID instead :
    The Home Office forming of a “Ministry of Crime ” to investigate and convict Public Officials and Elected Members of Parliament of suspected Corruption.

    In the current climate it will be appropriate of the formation of the above mentioned Ministry.

    If the country needed to be rid of corruption this is only way to be Fair and Square for us the General Public to know that we have voted for corrupt free society.

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    And what about all those Headlines implicating the “son of the past President was about to be arrested” we have heard it for the last 6 months? And got tired of it.

    Now this with the new chief of Police. He has made a Good start as long as he channelled the case in the right direction
    And Prosecute the culprits ,,,,,, not start the whole CIRCUS AGAIN WASTING STATE FUNDS.

    Please don’t be another ” laughing stock ” of Sirisena Garbage Bin.

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    Need of the hour is a strong homeland security ministry under a strong man in the calibre of fld. Marshall Sarath Fonseka as law and order situation in the country is weakening day by day and underworld gangs are gaining more power due to weak security arrangements. He should be given the permission to coordinate and share security matters with all three forces and Police.More plain clothed intelligence men and women should be positioned in all parts of the country and collect intelli-
    gence on anti Govt. activities and make the country safe for people to live peacefully.

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    After all this hoopla, at least let the legal path to justice work without interference by those involved, and let the law enforcement officers work diligently to bring justice for this poor man. He was a star, and loved by many, especially his family. This was a life cut short by vicious people, and those who were involved must face the charges. Let the evil that caused this brutal murder be dealt with according to the laws of this country. Finally, let them get the worst sentence if found guilty.

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    In Vidya’s case a 12th accused was produced in court claiming he was the one provided to yet unknown murders the tracking information of Vidya to carry out the murder. The man cried in the court he does knows nothing about the case other than the news came on the public media. The judge ordered to lock up the man until police needed. There was an 11th accused produced earlier to produce a theory that it was her lover murder her. Now the completely contradicting 12th man produced to prove he had more interest of whereabouts of Vidya than her lover. His mother complained to NGOs that he was being forced by CIDs to tell whatever the police want at the court. Unfortunately they all are locked up like Tamilini and other rebels. It is not sure, if anyone of them ever were released by those judges who are coordinating with the criminal CIDs, how long will they live. There is an urgent need existing for minorities that the NGOs have to demand to carry out statistics of how long average one released by polices are living in North. Vidya’s family was threatened and sent out of their birth or living place to charity house. This will make them to surrender to police or be blackmailed further. The interesting part is the people who had the evidences of the murder captured and handed over the police the real accused-s. Those accused have been let to go by Ilangakoon, the old IGP. We will see how the Vidya case turning from now on under the new IGP.

    As the Yakka Mahapali had obtained a boon from Shiva that he cannot be killed by a man or an animal, Krishna came as a “SinhaLE”, or in Sanskrit as “Narasimha”, that is half lion and half man. So that is the theory used to arrest the Narahenpita OIC, Champika Perera. The election victory of New King and Yahapalanaya Government was due the promise of “Read my lips; No leader, No commander and no Private Soldier will be sued”. But, unlike Senior Bush, the New Royals are sticking on to that word. A police station’s OIC is not a leader, commander or soldier level. He is in Thrissanku level. So, there is no harm in sacrificing him to prove the Yahapalanaya government’s’ promise keeping perfection.

    The case against him, unlike the many media heading saying, he sabotaged the investigation, rather than directly committing the murder and camouflaging the murder as an accident. That was where the primary concealment of evidences took place. They are two different crimes and committed by two different times and mutually exclusive entities. The very first thing should have been done here is a police department internal investigation should have been carried out and the OIC should have been placed on administrative leave or suspension. This would have stopped him from causing additional impediments to the court case. Once the court case is over and it finds him guilty, the suspension becomes outright firing. Without the department’s’ internal investigation and ordering him arrest and producing him at court is a drama. The judges are prearranged coordinators in type of court cases.

    This IGP ordered to arrest and OIC Champika Perea for concealing evidences. This IGP is voted up by Constitutional Council. The CC is another hoodwink appears in the 19th amendment just like the 30 member cabinet. The CC is filled with men and women of uncertain characters of very influential people, who are hated by, especially, by minorities, for whom the CC needed to bring in some confidence of the important appointments. Out of the nine members of the Constitutional Council, the five, Ranil, Champika Ranawaka, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe,Ariyaratne and Radhika Coomaraswamy lack the confidence of civilians. Champika Ranawake is accused in a hit and run and concealing the driver ID when the incident started to boil over. The question of whether CCTV tapes are erased purposefully is not answered. If that was intentional, whether the owners were paid to do that is a question standing in queue. Radhika Cumaraswamy is accused of hiding the Udugama Report and protecting Karuana from child soldier recruitment accusations.
    The new arrangement is, white vans have given their path to courts approved remand. What appears to me is the OIC, Champika Perera might have rushed release the perpetrators names too quick, like Pillaiyan did. This has attracted him the arrest. There is a chance that he may not come out of this arrest alive. That is the way to protect the murders from an unfaithful servant who turns out against his/her masters and hurries to be a government witness.

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    The former Crime OIC, Sumith Champika Perera and Pujith Jayasundara the country’s 34th Inspector General of Police would not have done anything unless demanded by a higher authority, that being Gotabhaya or Mahinda Rajapakse, the Defence Secretary and the then President respectively. During their 10-year reign, there must have several similar atrocities but those victims were not all celebrities like Thajudeen.

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    Another mockery of mockeries.
    A murder suspect [in the accused box] has been remanded by another suspect[on bench].
    People are laughing from the other end.

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