Police ordered to carry firearms
Inspector General of Police (IGP) has given new instructions for police to resume carrying firearms while on duty.
The decision to arm police officers once again has been taken following criminals taking advantage of the recent introduction of the ‘people-friendly’ police service, said Police Spokesman, Superintendent of Police (SP), Ajith Rohana.
“IGP earlier gave instructions to disarm police with the good intention of creating a people-friendly police service a few months back. But this decision was reversed after several police officers were killed by criminals while they were carrying out duties”, he said.
He said police officer was killed in Warakapola when he tried to arrest a gang of burglars; two police officers who tried to control an unruly mob were shot in Puttalam and Moratuwa. In Kurunegala a police officer who had been pursuing a robber was also shot.
The members of the Civil Defence Force who work along with police are also requested to be armed while on duty, he said.
SP Ajith Rohana said that 99 per cent of people liked the ‘people-friendly’ police service; a police without weapons but a handful of criminals prevented its operations at its inception.
He said that police officer who joined the service after 1982 had received a military training that required at the time of war.
“They are now being trained in serving the public”, he added.
IGP, Sir, Be FIRM Sir, No Comprise with criminals.They must be totally erradicated or atleast their hold on the society brought down to bare minimum.
We the peace loving people will applaud you.
We have to find our own ‘home-grown’ solutions to our problems and not foolishly ape other countries like Britain, who do not arm their police forces but have instead, special police armed ‘Rapid-Response’ police squads for instant deployment incase of armed threats from violent criminals and terrorists.
With the end of LTTE, vast amounts of their weapons are availble secretly to organised criminals, some of whom are protected by politicians, unfortunately. IGP must fearlessly arm our police forces and deploy them to eliminate all these gangs, not withstanding the ‘protection’ given to them by evil, corrupt politicians. IGP must also deploy armed police intelligence services to gather valuable intelligence using modern techniques learnt from police services in advanced countries. Our police services must be trained and improved constantly to meet the advanced tecniques used by organised criminals today. Modern organised criminals have sophisticated mobile phones to co-ordinate their criminal activities. Like other developed countries, our Security Services must have a Central Listening Service to listen to such mobile, telephone and even email conversations, to gather intelligence, to make our country and our nation secure from criminals and terrorists.
Keep dreaming of “home grown” soutions. One fine day you will reliase that Sri Lanka is fundamentally incapable of developing and implementing “home grown” solutions.
Over the past 60 years leadership in Sri Lanka has been confined to the Sinhala community which has proven to be incapable.
Enen the great leader JRJ, had to give in to Rajiv Gandhi for the temporary fix solution to Tamil aspirations. He couldn’t design one of his own which at aleast, would have been marginally acceptable to all.
CBK had the potential to bring about a “home grown” solution to the Tamil issue because she had the support of the Tamil intllectual, Neelan Thiruchelvam.
The Blue Brothers of course, are in denial that Tamil nationalism ever exists!
Even to other issues that confront the Nation, the Sinhala leadership have no “home grown” solution. Lawlessness, drug running, illegal arms, corruption, harassment of civilians, breakdown of civil administration and many more; do your leaders have any solutions to these issues?
Absolutely not dear Nicholas. The leaders appear to be living in their own cuckoo land unaware of the sufferings of the citizens. The Kurakkan Satakaya, that’s all they have; pomp and pageantry and vainglory; typical characteristics of Sri Lankan leadership.
Don’t write off MR-GR-BR, triumvirate as failures yet.
Many pundits, inside SL and outside, weakened the resolve of the then leaders of SL, Defence Secretaries and army commanders that LTTE is invincible. These people were our enemies, Norway, Britain, USA, Canada, Australia and the radical Tamil nationalists who brayed for ‘eelam’. They did so out of vested interests. The imperial West led by yankee USA wanted SL as a base to dominate SE Asia against India and China. Hence they put Norway as their catspaw to do their dirty work for them by supporting LTTE, militarily, financially and politically, to sabotage and subvert SL, to be ruled by the LTTE.
Norway called LTTE ‘freedom fighters’. They closed their eyes to all the war crimes and crimes against humanity, genocide committed by the evil, brutal LTTE led by the despotic mad dictator VP. NORWAY IS THEREFORE PARTNER IN THE GENOCIDE, WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY COMMITTED BY THE LTTE.
Leaders of Norway who were complicit with LTTE should be arraigned before the Hague War Crimes Trbunal. Norway should pay SL billions of dollars in compensation for the deaths and destruction committed by their boys, the LTTE, and for the economic set-back suffered by SL.
However, God listened to our prayers. God raised among us the triumvirate of MR-GR-BR to liberate SL from the evil LTTE through the war of Humanitarian Operation, to free our fellow citizens, the Tamils, held by VP/LTTE as a human shield when they realised the days were numbered for them. Our heroic defence forces led by the POWER OF GOD overcame the evil LTTE led by the devil. It was a fight between GOOD AND EVIL. Ultimately, the forces of GOD’S good won over the forces of the devil. 300,000+ Tamil SL citizens were liberated from the clutches of the devil, as they fled, braving the suicide bombers of LTTE and their hail of gunfire, to the safe hands of the heroic SL forces. Our Tamil brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, the sick and the injured, the children and babes in arms were rescued. They were afterall fellow SL citizens. Our heroic forces sacrificed their lives and limbs in the world’s greatest hostage rescue operation. The whole world watched in amazement the TV images from our unmanned spyplanes of the rescue operation, and congratulated SL and its President and the heroic forces for defeating the evil LTTE totally. God’s good forces have won over the devil’s evil forces.
That operation was Phase 1 of the Mahinda Chintanaya. Phase 2 is now in operation, the MC Idiri Dekma. Millions of landmines planted in the North and East by the evil LTTE, instead of rice paddies and vegetables, have been removed and the de-mined land given over to the rightful Tamil owners for agriculture once again, after 30 years of terrorist domination. Infra-structure destroyed by the evil LTTE, the forces of the devil was re-built, roads, bridges and railway tracks. Houses, schools, hospitals, electricity, telecommunication services, drinking water, lakes and irrigation networks etc were built and restored. Our fellow citizens, the Tamils of North and East are now leading prosperous lives again. Normalcy has returned. Their children attend school free of the fear of conscription. Their future prospects are bright. They will be able to care for their parents in their old age. Those parents who had lost their children in the cruel war will be cared for by GOSL social services.
TNA and the diaspora Tamils/LTTE have not moved-on. They are still stuck in the rut of Tamil nationalism. They are blind. They are leading the Tamil community also astray by their radical nationalism to destruction once again. They are selfish and evil. They are not children of God but spawn of the devil.
DC, I beg you not to side with this spawn of the devil. As a child of God you should be calling for peace, unity and harmony. There is no Tamil nation. There is no Sinhala or Muslim nation either. We are all ONE SRI LANKAN NATION IN ONE COUNTRY.
The question for you DC is whether you want to be a CHILD OF GOD or a child of the devil. If you choose the side of the devil you will never have peace. You will be forever miserable. You will die miserably and lose eternal peace and joy in heaven as VP and the LTTE have lost.
You wanted me to be YOUR SPIRITUAL GURU. I can only help you if you want to be helped. God has given us a freewill to choose the side of God or the side of the devil. It is up to you. If you want me as a man of God, to guide you in the path of spirituality to find and become ONE WITH GOD IN ETERNAL PEACE AND JOY I will gladly help you. God will help you. Seek always the truth and to become ONE WITH GOD. This should be everyone’s real goal in life. To be detached from material wealth and even self, to be attached to God. This is heaven.