Chamber praises police on recent arrests
The Ceylon National Chamber of Commerce (CNCC) last week praised the efficiency of the police in apprehending the killers of corporate executive Sujeewa Perera, High Court Judge Sarath Ambepitiya and Dr. (Mrs) L. Waduge saying it showed the police "are quite capable of bringing the law breakers to book"

The CNCI, in a letter to President Chandrika Kumaratunga, said they extended their sincere appreciation to those fearless and honest Policemen. "We suggest that the awards and rewards schemes available for efficient police officers and informants should be further enhanced to encourage good work. We also take this opportunity to salute you for the action taken against a Deputy Minister of your own government who was allegedly involved in a violent attack on a Colombo social club." Discussing the deteriorating law and order situation in the country, the chamber said the root cause of crime stems from more illegal drugs in circulation, unemployment, political thuggery and political patronage to lawbreakers, availability of illegal arms and non- rehabilitation of army deserters.

It urged that a separate unit be set up in the Social Services Department in association with the Security forces and Police to rehabilitate those who have been duly discharged by the Army.

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