Senior police officers say that while former IGP Mahinda Balasuriya was servile to the government, current IGP N.K. Illangakoon who took over the post saying he would re-establish the good name of the police force, is carrying out more bidding for the government.
It is learnt that the current IGP who worked in an independent and unbiased manner had irked the Rajapaksas and is now working to score brownie points from them.
The directive issued by the IGP to all CID officers carrying out raids in various parts of the country to return to Colombo and report to work has shocked them.
These CID officers have been engaged in apprehending those involved in criminal activities in all parts of the country.
Police personnel are disillusioned that the IGP has stopped due to political pressure the investigations carried out by these officers in remote areas of the country under harsh conditions.
The senior police officers who gave us the information said that many disgruntled CID officers were now requesting for transfers to other units in the police.