Sri Lanka’s Inspector General (IG) Pujith Jayasundara’s visit to the Scottish Police College in Fife was unexpectedly canceled by the Scottish authorities, due to mounting pressure from LTTE support groups, Scottish newspapers report.
However, in an interesting twist, at an interview with the Sri Lankan press the cabinet Minister of Law and Order, Ranjith Madduma Bandara stated that the decision to forgo the Scotland visit came directly from the Sri Lankan Prime Minister. The minister referenced the ongoing investigations into compromising behaviors and monetary allegations of the IG, as the reason for the cancellation.
The IG and his delegation of five including Deputy Minister of Law and Order, Nalin Bandara were to land in the UK yesterday to participate in talks of, “the way that community policing is structured and delivered in Scotland,” at Tulliallan Castle, stated the authorities.
According to a Scottish newspaper, The Scotsman, the visit was predicted to be controversial and alleges that the British Tamil rapper M.I.A “was also about to call for protests.”
However, the warm welcome Scotland Police delegation received last year (04.04.2017) upon visiting Sri Lanka speaks of greener pastures between the two police departments. Many people including Deputy British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka & Maldives, Mr. Mckillop, Superintendent of Police Scotland, Mr. Nelson Murphy Telfer, Chief Superintendent of Police Scotland, Mr. Nelson Murphy Telfer, engaged amicably in the events that were sponsored by the Scotland police in collaboration with Sri Lanka.