Police say sorry to Kataragama pilgrims

  • 4 Aug 2007 19:21:53 GMT

    Why did this ever happened

  • 4 Aug 2007 20:58:05 GMT

    Tamils are any a beatable bunch. They are sado-machoistic too. Check out the fire-walkers and and other loonies up north.

    Bammbu Mudu, What is your point ?.. did you mother not teach you how to respect your father?

  • 4 Aug 2007 21:18:53 GMT

    The pilgrims did not dare to report to the police THAT hit them in the first place.

    [ According to the DIG no one had complained to the police regarding the incident.

    Meanwhile President Mahinda Rajapaksa had directed the IGP to submit a report on the matter to him immediately.

    ]The president has decided to treat this report different from the other 100 of them. He is going to take action and prote the police officer to a higher rank.

  • 4 Aug 2007 22:20:32 GMT

    Well hope they mean it, but I am still curious about this cop, like what exactly made him snap?

  • 4 Aug 2007 22:26:39 GMT

    [The only difference in my view is that now the President is keen on taking some action]

    According the Human Rights Commission more than 2600 people are reported missing, what action has he taken so far, except speculating that they must have gone abroad. How? They must have gone throgh the customs and immigration? Airport Immigration got all the names of those left the country. Is it difficult to check to see if those reported missing have left the country? Who is he or Fernando Pulle (not Pillai) trying to cheat?

  • 4 Aug 2007 22:46:42 GMT

    Well hope they mean it, but I am still curious about this cop, like what exactly made him snap?

    Revy, This cop sees a crowd of people ..shouting `Haroo haraa` and jumping into the water what else you want.. It gives this cop all rights to show practice his hatred..unfortunately someone clicked and put on the national news paper!

    Same story of some racist fellow countrymen in this forum.

  • 5 Aug 2007 00:01:22 GMT

    [Revy, This cop sees a crowd of people ..shouting `Haroo haraa` and jumping into the water what else you want.. It gives this cop all rights to show practice his hatred..unfortunately someone clicked and put on the national news paper!]

    I guess under Mahinda Chinthana they are so emboldened that they think they can get away with anything against Tamils now...

  • 5 Aug 2007 00:39:43 GMT

    Banmud: Your point?. I am positive you must be sitting in some western country as a refugee and trying to be macho by supporting this cop who assaulted this innocent people. Is it whether Tamils or Sinhalese, the cops in Sri Lanka has always mistreated innocent Sri-Lankans, have you seen what they do they do get a truth from a suspect. Have you seen them beating the heels of a suspect, have you seen they twisting the finger nails, have you seen them throwing chiile powder into to the eyes, have you seen them piercing the penis with pins, have you seen them burning sensitive parts with cigarette butts, have you seen them assaulting a suspect with a bag on a suspect`s head. So you support these policemen?. Give me a break you you madmud. Stick your comments and shove it up where it belongs too....

  • 5 Aug 2007 00:43:17 GMT

    When the Indian pilgrim`s throat was cut at the barber saloon and killed the then President JRJ immediately came over the radio and said that the barber was insane and gave a clue to all investigators MR NOT shrewed enough and asking for reports.

  • 6 Aug 2007 01:57:42 GMT

    [DIG Jayantha Gamage, when contacted by the Daily Mirror said the police officer was not aware of the ritual that is performed]

    Commm onn Mr DIG. You are deploying a police force apparently is NOT aware of the `what abts` of the place the police is going to provide security. This Kataragama festival is very well known to any body in every nook & corner of the country but to this police man.

    Comm on.. do a proper invetigation, sack the accused police man if he is guilty. This act is really pathetic and no devotees (be it Tamils, sinhalese or any other race) should be treated like the whay this police man did.

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