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Why did SSP Prishantha Jayakody Desert?

2013 Aug 01

Although the Police department states that they are considering the former police media spokesman SSP Prishantha Jayakody as a deserter, it is reported that no such official document has been received by his family.
Sri Lanka Mirror yesterday reported that the official vehicle used by Mr. Jayakody too was taken in to Police HQ custody.

SSP Prishantha Jayakody, who was the SSP in charge of Rathnapura district, had departed to Australia for a private tour on the 29th June.

Although his leaves were over by the 10th July, he has still not reported to duty.

SSP Jayakody was removed from the post of media spokesman of the police, due to a media statement issued by him on the 13th February which explained the stance of the police regarding the disturbances made by local politicians to Uva DIG M.K. Lathiff.

Once the brother of the Monaragala local council chairman had been transporting weed in a three wheeler and had been stooped by two police officers. And this thug brother had brutally assaulted the policemen.

And DIG Lathiff, despite the threats made by powerful politicians, brought the thug brother before the Court and remanded him.

And when the political dagger was pointed at DIG Lathiff, Mr. Jayakody, upon instruction of the IGP, issued a statement.

And the statement drew the wrath of the Govt politicians and SSP Jayakody was removed from the media spokesman post and was given a transfer to Rathnapura.

And it is said that countless death threats have been made threatening to kill his life and the lives of his family members.

And when investigations proceeded, it has been revealed that the 0712 126126 number from which the threats were made was a number given from Mobitel to the defence ministry.

And SSP Jayakody again received death threats after raiding a casino club in Rathnapura town, which had been there for 9 years without any problem with the blessing of the Govt.

And once again when investigations were made to find the culprit, orders from the top came down to shut the case.

Later SSP Jayakody again fell in to trouble when he arrested the Ambilipitiya local council chairman and the son of Chandi Malli, M.K. Amila, for trying to shoot and assault two policemen in Panamure.

Even though Amila tried to hide under political protection for a long time and top politicians tried to protect him, SSP Jayakody put him behind the bars as well.

And media reported that the Ambilipitiya local council chairman had again made death threats to SSP Jayakody.

Surprisingly, SSP Jayakody's official security had been removed.

And recently, an unidentified group has crashed into his residence after he has gone abroad and has taken away some of his official documents.

Source: Lanka E News

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