Thursday April 19, 2018

Colombo 7 cop turns robber at Sri Lanka park

By Our Police Correspondent

Apr 06, 2017 17:57 PM GMT+0530 | 1 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT - A constable attached to the Cinnamon Gardens police station was arrested on Thursday after he snatched a gold chain from a woman at the Viharamahadevi park, police headquarters said.

The constable was caught by the victim's husband and several civil defence force personnel who chased after him and grabbed him near his workplace – the Cinnamon Gardens police station - on Thursday evening.

The unidentified constable was held at his station and was due to be taken before a magistrate on Friday, police said. The woman’s gold chain was valued at 85,000 rupees.

The Viharamahadevi park is popular with young families who spend time till late in the evening. There had been a few muggings at the park, prompting calls for greater police protection.

Despite a drive to have compulsory meditation sessions for the 88,000-strong police force, there had been a spike in wrongdoing by police personnel.

An inspector committed suicide after meditation, while two were filmed beating up a motorcyclist in Kalutara. Several other excesses were also reported in the past two weeks. (COLOMBO, April 6, 2017)



  1. DS April 06, 11:38 AM

    The Police orrespondent seem to be taking a dig at the genuine efforts taken by Inspector General of Police to bring descipline amongst police personnel by introducing meditation sessions.
    Everybody will agree that meditation is a good daily exercise to drive greater self control within oneself. What direct correlation is there between a black sheep in the police force and a program of meditation. Through his sarcastic attitude towards meditation, the Police Correspondent is displaying his ignorance about the benefits that can be brought within a human being through meditation. Without criticizing and being sarcastic about a noble act such as meditation the Police Correspondent should stick to the core story.
    By trying to draw a parallel between some bag eggs in the Police Dept and Meditation he displays nothing but his poor and low journalistic standards

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