Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara is the front person of the Government sector who visited former President Mahinda Rajapakshe after he was sworn in as the new Prime Minister on last (26). Soon after couple of hours since his appointment, the IGP went to visit the new Prime Minister in midnight with a couple of senior Police officers.
Senior officers, including Head of Police Finance Crimes Investigation Division Deputy Inspector General Ravi Vidyalankara, Senior Deputy Inspector General of Western Province Nandana Munasinghe and Deputy Inspector General in Charge of Colombo area Pathinayake, have come along with him.
The IGP is one amongst the many who were criticized by Mahinda Rajapakshe’s group when they were at the opposition. While the rest of the Government officials were hesitating to meet the new Prime Minister, the IGP, bending 90 degrees into his knees, suddenly must have gone to visit him--the same Mahinda who blasted against the Police to be bending law--to further protect his titles.
The crew, along with the IGP, was reportedly taken to Mahinda’s place by a tycoon businessman. Mr. Pujith Jayasundara, saluting and paying respect to the Rajapakshe family, has engaged in a friendly conversation with him.
Since Friday, 26, subject Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara has had tried contacting the IGP via telephone. The IGP, however, has deliberately avoided responding to the Minister, even though he had made many calls on his private phone as well as the official one. The Minister says that all attempts to contact the IGP until this afternoon have failed.
The IGP has acted on the instructions of Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe since 26th, and he has not given in about his subject Minister.
Thereafter, the Minister has contacted the IGP through one of his security officers over the phone today (02) afternoon, and reportedly Mr. Pujith Jayasundara has answered the call without realizing that it was his Minister. If he learned, he could have avoided the call.
Once the IGP responded to the call, Mr. Ranjith Maddumabandara released his anger through blasting out words until Mr. Pujith Jayasundara was dropped soaking wet.
‘You hear me, back in the day you used to lay around my living room; in the Ministry sneak around my office room. Now you don’t even answer the phone. You don’t remember how were you before, do you? That how did you come into that seat in the first place? You know nothing about gratitude. I only called to learn about the current progress, not to boss you around or the Police’, said by the Minister rather in a harsh tone.
The IGP, anxious, said sir… sir…, and tried to say something, however got backfired by the Minister, ‘You keep one thing in mind. The game Mahinda has begun was not yet over you fool. By tomorrow, we’ll be the leading roles in his play. Let’s see what happens within the next couple of days. Then you can avoid phone calls like the way you do now. Then you’ll understand the consequences. You’re giving a good acting right now because you were not sent home when Mahinda accused you to be bending the law, let’s see what happens in the future’, and the call was cut not letting the IGP to respond at all.