Inspector General of Police Pujitha Senadhibandara Jayasundara was has stirred a storm of public criticism over his manhandling of a minor employee of the Police has been asked by the Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremasinghe to resign from the position with dignity at a special and a private meeting between two of them at the Temple Trees today (19th).
The meeting surrounds the incident where the IGP manhandled a Lift Operator,a minor employee of the Police which had been videoed and made public.The Prime Minister has pointed out to the IGP that according to the Report of the United Nations Human Rights Commission on Sri Lanka, there are still instances of unlawful arrest, detention and torture in the country and among alleged Institutions the Police is ranked as No.1. And that in such a backdrop the IGP of the Sri Lanka Police himself manhandling a minor employee such as a lift operator has come in for severe criticism from International Human Rights Organizations. The Prime Minister thereafter has told the IGP that the only solution is for him to resign.
The IGP has remained silent at the accusations leveled against him by PM and at the end has requested that he may be allowed to remain in the position till September to which the Prime Minister has agreed.
A senior Minister referring to the attempt by the Police Media Spokesman to whitewash the action of the IGP said “ investigating as to how the video of the incident has leaked is like making investigation on a sword that was used to kill a person than investigation on the murder of the person”
The first video interview with the manhandled lift operator Samarakoon Banda was published by Lanka News Web and await the reply of the lift operator to the accusations leveled against him next week…….