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More than 15,000 Complaints -Ex- HC Judge unhappy with Police PDF Print E-mail
Former High Court Judge Mahanama Tillekeratne, Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into abductions and disappearances
said yesterday that he was personally unhappy with Police investigations into telephone calls as regards an attack on Lake House journalist
Poddala Jayantha.The Commission also inquired into unexplained killings and unidentified bodies.


Chairman Tillekeratne said that he would shortly submit a report to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Poddala Jayantha, who had been brutally assaulted by a group of unidentified persons at Nugegoda a few months ago.

He said that he would also submit a report on the plight of 31 families in Trincomalee and Kantale who deserved compensation since they had lost their bread winners.

The Presidential commission has stated that it has received more than 15,000 complaints on murders, abductions and on people going missing. It also accused the mode of inquiry into the complaints by the police department is wholly unsatisfactory.

Retired High Courts judge Mahanama Tillakaratne says the police inquiries conducted seem to be of no avail. Even people have lost confidence on the police department and that is why now people complain to the politicians instead of the police there are many who have not made any complaint because they know well it is of no use. This is a very sad state.

The police should be responsible for the safety of the people has lost the trust of the people. When we hear the complaints we feel tears are ready to come out of our eyes. When we met the relations that faced the loss we see they have lost confidence on police department.

If the police did their duty rightly we need not appoint a commission for this purpose the judge observed.

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