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The irresponsive 119


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I called 119 at 11:08 p.m. It was engaged. I continued dialing for five minutes until 11:13. At 11:14 p.m. I called Police Headquarters who advised me to dial 281-0180. I tried it for two minutes and gave up at 11:17 p.m. and once again dialed 119 at 11:17 p.m. Still engaged. 

Called headquarters back and they advised me to forget Emergency and to call the station concerned directly. And I called Mirihana at 11:20 p.m. and made my complaint. 

Would the IGP be kind enough to explain the purpose of running his command room?

Padmasena Dissanayake 

Baddegana, Pita Kotte


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