Grease yakas, a fiction - SP
The grease yaka or the bhuthaya is a myth. The public should not be
misled and terrified by rumours because certain persons and groups are
trying to take political and other advantage from such fabricated
stories, police spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody said.
SP Prishantha Jayakody
SP Jayakody said that some persons and groups try to cultivate a
public opinion in the country stating that there is no law in this
country and people do not have security.
“Certain media give publicity to some fabricated stories to make
people scared. The stories started when seven women were killed at
Kahawatta. But all suspects are now in custody. All grease devils and
other suspects arrested from various parts of the country are in
custody. No more grease yakas roam the country now. The grease devils
appearing in various parts of the country are neighbours who have some
sort of personal rift with certain persons or families. Therefore there
is no need to fear about supernatural forces or grease devils,” he said.
“The public should be vigilant about such strange persons because
they are from their own neighbourhood who have conflicts or rifts with
“Recently some women had caught some `super natural forces’ and
grease devils and found that they were from their own neighbourhood.
Some women admitted that the persons who attacked them were not grease
yakas but their own husbands who were under the influence of liquor.
They had lied to the police to prevent their husbands from getting
arrested,” SP Jayakody said.