Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Main opposition party of Sri Lanka demands resignation of Police Spokesperson for being biased
Wed, Feb 26, 2014, 12:20 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has demanded the resignation of the Police Media Spokesperson for being allegedly biased to the governing party.

Issuing a statement, the UNP said the Police Spokesperson had issued statements favoring the ruling party regarding the arrest of a UNP candidate at the forthcoming Western Provincial Council election.

UNP candidate Royce Fernando was arrested last week over his alleged connection to an armed robbery of Rs. 15 million in Negombo on February 17.

The UNP said the Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana had strongly criticized the party for giving nominations to Fernando to contest at the forthcoming provincial council elections.

The police say Fernando had earlier been arrested for several robberies and a foreign employment fraud in the past and he was arrested not due to any political pressures but based on the evidence against him.

The main opposition party however called for an impartial investigation into the incident and called on the authorities to refrain from using the incident to gain political advantage.

The party accused the Police Spokesperson of attempting to provide political benefits to the government and United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) through the incident.

"SSP Rohana appears to have forgotten that he is the Police Spokesman and not the spokesman for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party," the UNP said.

According to the UNP, the Police Spokesperson's politically motivated statement has scarred the entire police service.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
COPE report says 27 Sri Lanka state institutions failed to provide annual reports
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan defense industry expected to reach US$ 2.6 billion by 2019
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank to open Kilinochchi regional office on Wednesday
-- [6 hours ago]
Local governments of Sri Lanka to be dissolved on May 15
-- [8 hours ago]
In Pictures: President and Prime Minister declare open the 2015 Buddha Rashmi Vesak Zone
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President emphasizes need to strengthen Buddhist vision
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army investigates alleged liquor sale at Army holiday resort
IFJ call for an investigation into targeting human rights activists at Sri Lanka May Day rally
Pakistan PM calls for further strengthening economic relations with Sri Lanka
Indian Origin Tamils in Sri Lanka aim to double their representation in a reformed parliament

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.