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Police Commission To Probe Fresh Allegations Against Police

By Indika Sri Aravinda

The National Police Commission is to investigate fresh allegations raised against the police, Secretary to the Commission N. Ariyadasa Cooray said.

Cooray told The Sunday Leader that the police has been accused of acting in a partial manner during the protest in Kolonnawa last week.

He said that media reports indicated that the police had cracked down on the protesters but failed to arrest a group of thugs who attacked the protesters using poles.

The National Police Commission has not received any complaints with regard to the police but since the matter was raised in the media it will be investigated.

A protest was staged outside the Kolonnawa oil refinery last week by petroleum trade unions and the army and police had to be deployed to take control of fuel distribution to the country.

Cooray said that over the last six months 608 complaints had been received against the police.

Of this 135 were addressed while the rest are being looked into. Cooray also said that in 2016, the National Police Commission received 1,879 complaints against the police and rulings were given on 30 complaints.

Ariyadasa Cooray said that all complaints received by the National Police Commission will be investigated.

He also noted that the National Police Commission feels the Mahanama Tillekeratne report on the death of Roshan Chanaka during a demonstration in Katunayake in 2011 must also be investigated.

The report makes accusations against the police and as such Cooray said the National Police Commission must look into it.

3 Comments for “Police Commission To Probe Fresh Allegations Against Police”

  1. gamarala

    No one will ever make any complaint to the police believing that it would be investigated without additional inducement. No woman in her right mind will ever visit any police station alone, at any time of the day or night. No magistrate dares to privately interrogate any person produced before him by police, accused of any crime. Many citizens have died in police custody; some have been said to have hanged themselves in the cell in the police station in which they were locked up, though the internal height of the cells are just a little over six feet, with no fixtures to hang from. Some were said to have jumped from police vehicles during transport and died; others were accused of “trying to wrest a gun from a policeman” and shot in the struggle. Some allegedly taken to a place, carefully not handcuffed, were said to have been shot when he seized a hidden gun and tried to shoot the police.
    Police intimidate medical officers who carry out post-mortem examinations, to make them give a natural cause of death. Police introduce firearms, narcotics etc. in homes of persons who give true testimony against them, and arrest them. Police stop motorists alleging traffic violations to obtain inducements not to charge them in courts. Our police are a unique species. The National Police Commission is a farce.

  2. Set a thief(crime buster) to catch a thief(crime eradicator). The whole country has been made a social dump by corrupt politicians and administrators. We continue to see show after show, after show, with pandalling, garlanding, worshiping , .luxury vehicle parading(duty free for those special people), and the disgraceful use of religion as a veil to cover up their sins.

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