IGP defends investigations into Borella church incident

Inspector General of Police (IGP) C. D. Wickramaratne has defended the ongoing investigations into the discovery of a grenade at All Saints’ Church in Borella, Colombo.

The IGP said that the investigations are still at the initial stages and that statements have been recorded from 14 people so far.

He said that the Borella Police had launched initial investigations and later the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) took over the probe.

The IGP said that CCTV footage had been obtained for the investigations.

Wickramaratne said that an extensive investigation is being conducted into the incident.

Earlier, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith had questioned the investigations saying it lacked transparency.

He alleged that the Police were not going behind the true culprits.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith also said that CCTV footage showed a man moving in the vicinity where the grenade was kept but he was not arrested.

Instead, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, said that the Police had arrested an employee of the church accusing him of placing the grenade in the church. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. A familiar path is being followed. Record statements, and then do nothing. Then appoint a committee to inquire why nothing is being done. Then do nothing. That takes care of 5 years.

    Buddhist monks are dragging this country to gutter level, the Muslims are hell bent on killing the Christians. And the Christians led by religious incompetents are like lambs being led to the slaughter.

    At least, get politically active and run some competent candidates in Christian dominated areas, and gain some political representation. God gave you brains, He wants you to start using them and stop bothering him with prayers !

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