Investigations into false newspaper report
[May 24 2019]
A front page newspaper report in a national daily on
Thursday (23) had claimed that a doctor connected to the Thowheed
Jamaath had sterilized 4000 Sinhala Buddhist women during caesarean
operations and that information has been received with evidence and
investigations have commenced to arrest the doctor. The newspaper also
claims that this doctor had carried out over 7000 surgeries. Commenting
on this issue the Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara categorically
denied any such investigations being carried out by the CID or any other
special Police teams. He also said that Police have not received any
such complaints. He made these remarks at a press briefing held at the
Media Centre in Kollupitiya, last evening (23).
This news report has been published without making any
inquiries from the Police and that the newspaper and the journalist
should take responsibility for the news, further said the Police
While into the subject he also mentioned of an
investigation carried out by the Kurunegala Police to ascertain the huge
wealth amassed by a doctor in Kurunegala. He also said that no
complaints have been received in connection with sterilizing women.
The Police Spokesman further stated that the Acting
Inspector General of Police has directed the CID to conduct an
investigation into the newspaper report as no such investigations as
claimed by the newspaper are being carried out by the Police.
A Police Constable attached to the Akuressa Police was
killed during an illicit liquor raid in Urumuttha, Akuressa on Wednesday
evening (22). The suspect involved in the shooting who has since fled
from the area has been identified and Police has taken measures to
arrest the suspect and the weapon. The deceased Policeman, Kasun Sampath
(35) is married and is a father of two children, revealed the Police
Spokesman during the press briefing.