Plans are afoot to “scapegoat” & penalise the Police Bodyguards who defended Tamil National Alliance MP’s in the June 16 Alaveddy army attack.
Instead of being commended for doing their duty courageously these brave Policemen attached to Ministerial security division are now blamed.
Powerful people in the defence establishment seem to be annoyed with these bodyguards for defending the MP’s they were assigned to protect.
There was a move to remove them from their TNA security personnel posts & transfer them to Colombo immediately after the Alaveddy attack.
This move was firmly resisted by TNA Parliamentarians who insisted that these personnel be retained & not be removed&recalled to Colombo.
While they continue to provide security to the TNA MP’s affected in the Alaveddy attack, they are likely to be changed after current inquiry
In an ironic twist these policemen have fallen foul of defence superiors for discharging their duties efficiently&protecting the Tamil MP’s.
When the military mob invaded the hall the Policemen were asked not to interfere & keep quiet but the cops refused&defended the TNA leaders.
When uniformed army personnel launched the attack on the TNA Alaveddy meeting these brave cops formed a ring around TNA MP’s & protected them.
When Saravanabavan was about to receive a blow from a wooden pole his bodyguard intervened & received it thereby saving the Jaffna district MP.
When the Policemen showed their IDcards the military mob ignored it & began assaulting the bodyguards who bore the beating in the line of duty.
One Policeman who pulled out his gun&threatened to shoot when the mob tried to close in on a senior TNA leader was later assaulted badly.
The mob seemed irked that the”Sinhala” Policemen were defying the “Sinhala” army & defending “Tamil” Parliamentarians instead of keeping quiet.
it is learnt reliably that a high -ranking Army officer had personally berated the Policemen for interfering instead of “waiting on a side”.
Efforts are on to blame the incident on the Police bodyguards.There is a move to depict the incident as being due to army -police friction.
“Disciplinary” action is likely to be taken against the brave police personnel after the inquiries into the incident are over in due course.
Incidently the bodyguard who fired back at gunmen who targeted TNA Jaffna district MP Sivagnanam Sreetharan is about to retire from service.
Instead of being commended for his bravery the courageous cop had been harassed severely & forced to quit the Police & seek retirement.
This is a bundle of tweets posted on twitter by D.B.S. Jeyaraj