Attempts to rejoin intelligence service
A Senior Superintendent of Police attached to Police Headquarters and caught red handed for issuing 173 clearance certificates for Jaffna residents has successfully influenced the legal hierarchy not to file indictments against him.
He arranged for a top official to order the CID not to file action against him although there was overwhelming evidence. Therefore the Courts have dismissed his case and the man is now wanting to join the intelligence service again.
The SSP was earlier attached to the State Intelligence Service (SIS) and was transferred out on the orders of Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. This was after he was found selling intelligence information to certain foreign diplomatic missions and private groups. His close contacts with one particular diplomatic mission has come to light.
Thereafter, the man was attached to the office of the Inspector General of Police where a senior Police Headquarters official told Lankanewsweb he was drawing a salary like receiving a dole. He never did any work there execept to use the IGP's office to issue security clearance certificates to those from the north to travel abroad. This has included a long list of LTTE suspects.
The fun loving man who is known to spend more than what he earned has told his former SIS colleagues he will soon be returning to the intelligence service. This has caused serious fears in the SIS organisation since senior officials fear he would sell more classified information from there. The SIS is said to have a dossier on his activities as well as those of his close relatives.
A recent investigation revealed that he has purchased a house in the outskirts of Colombo and was paying Rs 25,000 to a watcher to look after it. The investigation, SIS officials told Lankanewsweb, has also revealed several sensational details. They are to be forwarded to the Ministry of Defence.