Policemen return bag with money to owner
Tambawitage Gunendra Upanandra
receiving the money from Constable Manju and officer
Kumarasiri of Ingiriya Police Traffic Branch. Picture by
Priyadarshani Kahawala, Ingiriya central group corr
Sri Lanka's Police force is often at the receiving end of brickbats
from the public and not without good reasons. Among the perennial
accusations against policemen are that they are on the take with
motorists being the chief victims. Bouquets are rare and and they are
only worth highlighting if for nothing else, to redress the balance and
to demonstrate that there are indeed honest police officers who area
pride to the force.
Two police officers attached to the Traffic Branch of the Ingiriya
Police came across parcel containing Rs 105,000 on Saturday, which its
owner had left behind at the Traffic Branch of the Police station.The
owner of the parcel, Tambawitage Gunendra Upanandra, a resident of
Maddawatta, Haltota had come to Ingiriya Police for some work. He had
left the parcel and frantically gone looking for it every where not
realising that he had left it at the police station.
Constable Manju and officer Kumarasiri of Ingiriya Police Traffic
Branch found the parcel on a table in the police station and when
checked found money inside it.
They informed the OIC, and on his instructions, handed over the money
to the owner. The owner of the cash worshiped the OIC and said his men
are a pride to the Sri Lanka Police Department.