Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa demands urgent remedial action to restore public confidence in the police. "Now that the war against the LTTE is over, their priorities should change without further delay to meet people’s aspirations," he said.Addressing a gathering at the Katana Police Academy yesterday, the war veteran emphasised that it was the duty of the IGP and the police top brass to revitalise the department.In his first public criticism of the police department, Defence Secretary Rajapaksa said that the police had been accused of failing to investigate complaints or delaying...
Brian Tissera passes away
Business Editor of ‘The Island’ Brian Tissera passed away last morning. He was 62. Before joining The Island in 2003, Brian had worked with the ‘Weekend Express’ and the ‘Daily Mirror’.
Dissatisfaction over ministerial appointments
The president closely followed the re-poll..