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* 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.

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