Friday, May 12, 2017

Raid or deal - speculations rise over the Piliyandala shooting incident

Raid or deal - speculations rise over the Piliyandala shooting incident

May 11, 2017

The shooting incident on May 09 at Piliyandala, targeting IP Niyomal Rangajeewa of the Sri Lanka Police Narcotics Bureau, has raised more questions rather clarifications.

Minister of Law and Order Sagala Rathnayake has directed the Inspector General of Police Pujitha Jayasundara to set up a special team to investigate in to the incident. The special investigation is to be led by Senior DIG M.R. Lathiff.  When the Lanka News Web inquired about the investigation team, reliable sources close to Senior DIG Lathiff informed that he has not been informed of such a decision.

Unidentified persons on a Motor Bike shot at the car carrying IP Rangajeewa and his team of constables killing one person on the spot while critically injuring the others and injuring two children who happen to be just bystanders.

IP Rangajeewa’s move on May 09 raises questions over his motive as he has taken his own car to the mission with insufficient number of Police Officers for a raid, according to informed sources. The lack of preparedness in his move questions as to whether he was genuinely leading a raid or was it going to be another deal?

Lanka News Web’s space is open for comments from relevant parties and assures that responses will be carried without any interpretations.