Posted on 01.27.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Top News List with 0 Comments
(TopNews) The government had given financial awards to the police officers who suppressed the 111 demonstrations that took please during the ‘Yahapalana Government’.
According to the report, the police headquarters has paid 254,900 rupees. This amount has been paid for the water cannons used for 111 protests out of 1653 during the period of 2015-2019.
There were many public protests during the former government since the promises given were not fulfilled.
There are forecasts by political analysts that the present government is also failing to keep pledges consequently, losing popular support won as a result of failures of the former regime.
The militarization drive initiated by the government and he strengthening of authoritarian power to the executive president is recognized as preparations to suppress expected public uprising.
Financial rewards as well as awarding the police and other ranks of the security apparatus taken place within this background.