In spite of all the high-profile abductions, killings, and threats that are prevalent, the Police has not been able to bring a single culprit to court -- let alone convict. It seems, the Police force is only interested in being the hound-dogs of their political masters . Further, their only competence seems to be arresting opposing businessmen and journalists on cooked-up charges of terrorism and money laundering -- the popular choice these days.
It would do us all good to remember that the current wave of abductions and demands for ransom is not a first-time occurrence. Some time ago, a similar thing started to happen where kids were involved. However, that wave was halted with some crack investigations of the Police force and their counterpart, the CID.
This time around, the will seems to have been blunted. Some reports suggest that there are some wanna-be powerful, ministers claiming to be blue-blooded descendents from Sri Lankan royalty are behind these. Some reports also the involvement of Karuna. Either way, the bottom line is that these things continue to happen with impunity.
Having said that, I would like to acknowledge the few dedicated officers of the Police who continue their work in spite of the greatest difficulties. The CID officers who refused to pass the buck to junior officers, and arrest Lasantha Wickramatunga is a fine example (consequently, they were transferred out).
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Related video clip of recent demands for ransom