This criticism has come from within the Rajapaksa family as well as from the police and human rights activists.
Senior police brass are also disgruntled over Chamal Rajapaksa’s statement considering the fact that he too was a member of the police as well as a minister in charge of the police.
It is said that the Minister's came as the IGP had assured the Bar Association to enforce the law to the letter of all, including the parliamentarians of the SLPP.
Meanwhile, according to internal police sources, Chamal Rajapaksa had a confrontation with the IGP regarding a written statement to the Secretary of Public Security Ministry Major General Jagath Alwis (Rtd) alleging that the police had been politicized in the recent past.
He had said this three months ago adding that from January 2021 to 03rd November, out of the 184 OIC appointments, only two appointments had fulfilled the proper requirements.
The IGP had said at a meeting of the ruling party that the irritated groups had set fire to the houses of the MPs adding that part of the responsibility should also be taken by the former minister. The former minister was annoyed with the IGP over this as well.
There were various statements on social media regarding the former minister’sstatement.