Policemen refuse to pay Rs. 15,000 bill

  • 20 Feb 2008 05:38:20 GMT

    Police mama`s started their dirty tricks again.... poor people suffer a lot from these stupid policemen.... they want everything free in their lives..koz just they are in Kaki Uniform!!

  • 20 Feb 2008 09:14:35 GMT

    From IGP to the constable no difference.

    What we have to do is legalize the bribe and claim taxes.

    I have not seen any clean and honest man in Sri lankan society.Why bark only at cops ?

  • 20 Feb 2008 09:51:52 GMT

    [I have not seen any clean and honest man in Sri lankan society.Why bark only at cops ?]

    we have to be fare gchula.... we can`t imply the rule to all sri lankan based on what some do... but we have to admit that there are real honest & faithful public servents in there too.... they can be only a few among hundreds of others...

    it is true that bribe & corruption became a part of our culture.. when everyone is involved in it (either giving or taking), it will become a habit and then culture itself...

    each and every individual has to contribute to stop this bad image in the society....

    I was once in immigration Dept in CMB to get my son`s citizenship document, they guy was doing his best to indicate me to pay him a bribe, I could get his point from the first attempt, but pretended that I don`t get him... so finally he had to hand me over the document with a cloudy face.... that is the way we have to deal with those kind of public servants....

    it is also true that bribes and corruption is there in west and develped countries.... they take bribes to ignore some responsibilities (or violations)...etc.... but our guyz are taking bribes (in addition to salaries and other related commissions) to do the job they are paid for.... that is the worst in it....

  • 20 Feb 2008 10:13:47 GMT

    Chances are that this is NOT the first time these two police guys refused to pay bills for food and liquor consumed at restaurants. Perhaps this is the first time that they faced a situation where the restaurant insisted on the bill being paid. So, the guys who probably had no money and in any case had no idea of paying up got the waiter arrested to get out of the difficult situation they were in.

    Time some body cracked the whip.

  • 20 Feb 2008 11:09:25 GMT

    Sorry Ramz if I heart you.

    I was born to a fishery family and a fisherman and scholar and a soldier and a graduate.

    During all the stages of travel through my life I have seen the hardship farmers and fishermen has to face.Occasionally IP comes and pick a fish from a daily catch and my dad says ` take it sir` and refuses the money.As a small kid I believed it is the IP who has to say `Sir` to my dad because he was always given a free fish!We were cheated harassed and humiliated by many officials, traders and driven to a poverty.

    Then I was a solider.Most of our property were stolen by seniors and higher rankers.Uni was a jumble fill with all egos, jealousy and pole bearers.Job was somewhat good because many knew my pedigree and degree.

    I have done and doing my best to the contribution of fair and just society but how can I clap with one hand ?

    So I had to look for a better pasture!

    Yes I have worked and seen few honest Government servants.They were many times humiliated, assaulted by young recruits as being back boneless and pliable root in the hands of the administration etc.

  • 20 Feb 2008 11:49:07 GMT

    Strip their uniforms and jail them!

  • 20 Feb 2008 11:58:36 GMT

    Would it have happened ANY differently, chaps?

    Who are we kidding?

  • 20 Feb 2008 13:03:29 GMT


    Two police officers had allegedly refused to pay a Rs. 15,000 bill for liquor and food they had consumed at a restaurant in Colombo on Monday night and had instead arrested one of the waiters ]

    They must have been newly transferred from North or East to Colombo. Most policemen do not pay for the services and goods they get in those provinces. Many traders in NE also serve police free. These PCs may be of the view that Colombo traders also could be kept scared about arrests and kidnapping by paramilitaries.

    EPDP and Pillaiyaan groups are the executions of the army and police.

  • 20 Feb 2008 13:26:14 GMT

    In a Police State policemen have all these fringe benefits!

    I personally know of an incident where Minister Mervyn Silva and Minister Mahinda Wijesekera along with their goon squads spent a night at a certain hotel in the hill country after having eaten to their hearts content, drank till they fell, and left without paying the bills. No action taken upto date!

  • 20 Feb 2008 14:36:20 GMT

    Can Policemen drink in a bar, when they are in uniform???