Situation in Puttlam under control : IGP
Inspector General of Police (IGP) N. K. Illangakoon assured today that the situation in Puttlam is now under control and normalising.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror he said that he instructed the police to continue with their routine duties, “We have not arrested any suspects so far,” he added.
The Army and the elite Special Task Force (STF) took control of the Puttlam town after violent clashes erupted on Sunday night which resulted in the death of a 23 year old Police Constable and injuring five civilians.
IGP Illangakoon was in Puttlam to discuss with police as to how the situation would be dealt with. He held a meeting with senior police and army officers in the area.
The army sent one company consisting of 120 troops. The law enforcement agencies warned that they will deal severely with those who spread rumours and attempt to provoke and mislead the public.
A number of statements were taken from people in the area but no arrests were made as the situation would have worsened if an arrest was made, the police said.
Eyewitnesses said the 23-year-old constable was on his way back to the station after traffic duty when he was severely assaulted by the angry mob in front of the Sathosa retail outlet.
On Sunday evening a tense situation took place in the Manalgunduwa area in Puttlam when at least five persons were injured during a shootout when the villagers ran amok when the police prevented them from catching a person who they thought was a ‘Grease Devil’. The unrest between civilians and the security forces spread to the Puttlam town following the shootout.
Courtesy: DM Online
All “Puttalam Buruwo” who killed the constable must be famed and shamed at a public place + given jail setences under the “prevention of terrorism act” to teach a lesson to the remaining “Puttalam Booruwo”. What civilised religion those ideots belong to? In the modern society even a killer is not killed but try to rehabilitate while these uneducated and uncivilised primitive people from what ever the religion are killing people for petty issues. What a shame to that religion! I really don’t know why those people are wearing cloths when really should not wear anything and stay naked like animals when they do things like animals. Zoo is the place for them
Crime is a crime, It does not matter who committed it. they should be punished.
But in the case of Greace Devil, It is too sad that the way Sri Lankan government is responding to it. There are many incidents took place different parts of Sri Lanka, but none of the Greace Devil was arrested or punished yet. When the respective government fail to protect the people from the greace devil the responsibilty goes to people hands. This is what happening in many parts of Sri Lanka now.
It is funny that Manjula put all blame on Puttalam people and a perticular religion. Remember, it is nothing to do with the religion. Your way of thinking is good for the so called developed countries. we are Sri Lankans and we do have our own values and culture. You can not simply critise all these if you are a real born sri Lankan.
Mohamed Shareef Asees PhD
The war mongering Defence Secretary is already mobilising the armed forces for the next “Humanitarian War” to anhillate the “Grease Yakkas”.
The problem is in the safe hands of the Defence Secretary and the collateral damage is likely to exceed the 40,000+ benchmark of the provious genocidal war.
Fredrick, Nice to hear your LTTE mantra 40,000+ again and again and predictably again in all your future comments. Everything else you said is as hollow as you and therefore no need to worry about by me.
Asees PhD, Your charge of not arresting Grease Yakkas is very interesting. So, where are they?, how many women have been raped by these grase yakkas since the Grease yakka phenomennon started?
Mr. PhD, the answer is None. That means there is none to be arrested. With the PhD you have do you preach to arrest a person just because he has grease on his body? For what crime? What is the charge aginst him at the court?
However if someone kills a person who has grease on his body then that ideot(s) become murderer(s) and can be arrested, charged and sentensed. That is what is happening at the moment. People who destroy public property, hit at security personael etc are being arrested and there is nothing more than that. There is no real grease yakka who has molested any woman yet, there is no complain about a rape or anything like that yet (since the initial Kahawatte killings where the culprits were arrested and charged).
Even a real murderer has to be protected by Police and that is what many human rights people say. So, when a bunch of ideots are trying to kill someone on the street police has the duty to protect the wictim regardless who he is or what he has done. Once that is done, some ideots on the road thinks police is protecting sex offenders. What sex offence? Where is the complaint? Who got molested? No answers to any of those questions.
Soon we will be able to find out who this clever guy who use foolish people form certain communities as donkies to get there political donkey-ride on them.
Those people on the streets from particular communities throwing stones at police, shows on broad daylight that they are the most foolish ideots in the world that can be manipulated by few politically clever guys. Those ideots can be easily made paniced because they have no brain of their own to think for themselves. I can see nothing more than a monkey dance by someone here. The only difference is the dancing monkeys are destroying public property.
Come out from your own world and read other news papers, you will realize the facts. i am sorry for your limited knowledge.
Asees, I am also sorry for your narrow minded thinking and Channal 4 type vague facts, asking me to look at the news papers, without putting facts on table.
Where are the facts at police stations rather than in channal 4 type newspapers who would write anything to grab head-lines, attention and sales rather than to publish the boring truth.
If you are a police officer, then do you take actions against someone without a complaint just because of a stupid news item on a newspaper? Who got the limited knowledge here?
A PhD doesn’t necessarily mean inteligent and it is well proved by you.
This fellow ‘Asees’ is a ‘kotiya’ through and through. He may not even be a Muslim but a diaspora LTTE with the pseudonym ‘Asees’. It is laughable he tags a ‘PhD’ at the end of his name. There are places which sell bogus certificates from where he may have bought his PhD. This fellow ‘Aseess’ tags a PhD at the end of his name to impress people. We are no impressed but amused by his vanity. What a fool!
Nicholas is suffering from the “Kotiya” syndrome.
All bloggers except Manjula and himself are “Kotiyas” in his eyes.
Poor Nicholas, he doesn’t doesn’t have the ability to understand or recognise discordant notes in a rhythem or harmony.
Nicholas needs help and support.
Guru, I haven’t called you a kotiya have I? So your argument is hollow. I have not generalised all bloggers as ‘kotiyas’.
DC is a kotiya and so are all supporters of LTTE, even the Tamils who asssume Sinhala pseudonyms.
It is a pity that Guru is too naive to see through their disguise!
Good guess. Ane moda gembo. Stop calling people as Kotiya. Dont creat another conflict through your miss lead writtings.