IGP should resign – JVP
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), who “works on political agendas” should resign from his post, a opposition political party in Sri Lanka has demanded.
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) made the demand on Sunday accusing the IGP of “double standards” over his statements with regard to the death of university student in Matara.
IGP Mahinda Balasuriya who initially told media that the death of Susantha Anura Bandara has occurred on natural causes has later said that the police have begun murder investigations.
The Inter University Students Union (IUSF) has accused the police of beating the students to death.
The Student Union of University of Ruhuna, in a statement, has accused the police, the university administration and the government of being responsible for the death.
The police chief has categorically rejected the accusation.
“On 23 July, the IGP said the student has died due to an illness,” JVP parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake told journalists.
“And yesterday he says that a student at the Ruhunu University, Basnayake, has beaten Susantha to death.”
The parliamentarian said the IGP, whose salaries are paid by the public, has a responsibility to revel the truth to the public.
“Shouldn’t he resign if he fails to do that,” he questioned.
As long as the big hands of the government is behind uncivilized police officers they will never resign. They know the government needs them to do their dirty political work through them. Even if we kick on their buttocks they will not resign. As we know this is not the first dirty incident done by Sri Lanka police. This is one reason that Sri Lanka government lost GSP+ consesion from Eropean Union. It is sad to say that government of Sri Lanka is still blind regarding these matters.
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Why should the IGP resign? The students were demonstrating and the Police had a duty to maintain law and order to protect the innocent Sinhala Buddhist Citizens who were redeemed a year ago from the clutches of Terrorist Tamils by HE Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Whilst performing the duty, there has been an incident which resulted in the death of a student.
The Police will investigate this matter in accordance with the Police Force Incident Management Procedures and the legal aspects of the outcomes of the investigation will be dealt with by the Govt Legal persons.
There is of course, an element of emotion attached to this incident which is being manipulated by politicians seeking their own ends.
The IGP need not resign; The IGP will be responsible for concluding this matter in accordance with laid down procedures.
Anura is telling lie from his clever mouth, people know what JVP doing, always they make problem in university, educated people already rejected their policy.