Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Six Silent Men – LRRP on the web - Great Betrayal

Inquiry nails Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for busting of secret army hideout

(llrp2)A Sri Lankan Presidential Commission, which inquired into the busting of a key hideout of the Army’s top-secret Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) in 2002, has blamed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the recently sacked ministers, and several police officers for the act, which it described as a “great betrayal”. Commissioner, retired Judge D Jayawickreme, fixed direct responsibility on Assistant Superintendent of Police, Kulasiri Udugampola, who, he said, behaved like a “Supreme Commander above the law.” But the Prime Minister, the ministers concerned, and two successive IGPs were also responsible, albeit indirectly, he said. ” They were simply powerless to prevent the illegal action of ASP Udugampola, even after they were apprised of the facts of this safe house and the activities of its personnel,” Jayawickreme said. Full text