Filing a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court, the former OIC of Thelikadapolice station in Galle district alleged that he has been unreasonably transferred to the Tangalle police Division for normal duties at the behest of the racketeers involved in illegal activities in Gin Ganga and forests areas in Thelikada.

Chief Inspector K.M.L. Janaka Priya who is presently attached to the Kataragama Police Station named IGP C.D. Wickramaratne, Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara, Public Service Commission and several others as respondents.

The petitioner alleged that he has been transferred from the Post of the OIC of Thelikada Police Station to Tangalle Police Division on the ground of exigencies of service, whereas the real reason for his transfer is not based on exigencies of service, but is a case of political victimization at the behest of aggrieved complainants (by the perpetrators) carrying on business in illegal sand mining in Gin Ganga, illegal logging in the forests in the Thelikadapolice area and other crimes.

The petitioner said he joined the Sri Lanka Police Department on March 3, 1993, as a Reserve Sub Inspector of Police and was involved in the investigation of many highly complicated crimes and the apprehension of numerous dangerous offenders.

The allegedly victimised  Petitioner states that, during his tenure as the OIC of Thelikada Police Station, he and his subordinate officers arrested several persons for engaging in illegal sand mining in the Gin Ganga, illegal cutting of timber in the area, heroin trafficking and various other crimes. The petitioner said he subsequently became aware that those who carried out illegal sand mining and timber trafficking had the support and the cover of some of the local politicians.


The petitioner is seeking a declaration that his Fundamental Right to Equality and Equal Protection of the Law guaranteed to him by Article 12(1) of the Constitution has been infringed by the Inspector General of Police.

He is also seeking a declaration that the purported transfer order is illegal or available in Law.


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