her petition dated 18.02.87 the petitioner complains that her son the 6th respondent (a University student) was arrested at their
house in Chilaw on 02.01.87 at about 3.30 p.m. by a police party who assaulted him with fists and took him away in a jeep without giving
any reason for the arrest; that thereafter the 6th respondent was detained at the Bandaragama Police Station where he was subjected to assaults and other ill-treatment; that the 6th respondent was last seen on the evening of 04.02.87 after which she was informed that he
had been transferred to the Kalutara Police Station; that although on 07.02.87 and 10.02.87 she visited the Kalutara Police Station she was
not allowed by the H.Q.I. Kalutara Police to see the 6th respondent and the H.Q.I. even refused to talk to her,
”On the 3rd and 4th, Raymond Fernando visited the Bandaragama Police where he was informed that the Police team had not yet arrived with the 6th respondent. He had gone there again on the 5th when he saw the 6th respondent crying in pain having been assaulted on the knees and legs. He visited the 6th respondent next on 6th, 7th, 14th, 19th and 23rd but was not allowed to speak to him for more than 10 minutes on any day and a police officer was listening to the conversation throughout”.