New IGP Gets Tough, Says ‘Police Will Do Police Work, Not Other’s Work’


Newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara last night declared that anyone who have committed a crime will be dealt with, no matter who they are or despite their political affiliations.

Speaking to the media in Colombo on Friday, Jayasundara also announced that the press conference was the ‘first and the last’ and in future only the police spokesman will speak to the media. “Hereafter, senior DIGs will run the show, and all investigations will continue, and you will be informed about progress, whenever and wherever necessary,” he told journalists.

“The police will do police work, and the others can do the other work,” Jayasundara said.Pujith and ranil

He also said that whoever was responsible for any crimes, including that of the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen will be taken into custody. “But everyone wants the investigation rushed, but there is a procedure to follow, we have to gather evidence. Whoever who is responsible will be taken into custody, but it’s a step by step process,” the new IGP noted.

He said that action was not taken against anyone based on a personal vendetta, but instead action will be taken based on the investigations. “Politics won’t matter. They can be anyone, but if they have committed a crime, action will be taken against them,” he added.

He also commended the service of the journalists, saying what they were doing a public service, and no matter what, if they ever have an issue, they can rely on the police to safeguard them. “We won’t let any harm come your way,” Jayasundara assured.

He also added that steps will be taken to further strengthen the Financial Crimes Investigations Division, while also providing all necessary facilities to ensure the division can carry out its inquiries without any hindrance.

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