Police begin probe against cops harassing female cops, protestors

A special police investigation has been launched against the Panadura South HQI and his team after they were caught on camera physically assaulting female protestors and female cops who were on duty yesterday. Police Spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa told Daily Mirror that following the incident, a special team headed by an ASP from the Panadura Division had been appointed by the Western Province Senior DIG to probe into the harassment caught on camera. Once the probe is completed further action will be taken, Thalduwa said. The video showing the Panadura…

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The principal of the Millaniya incident has been suspended

The Western Province Education Department said that the Principal of the Millaniya Primary School in Horana who was remanded for torturing a group of Grade 5 students will be suspended. Director of the Western Province Education Department Srilal Nonis said a separate investigation is underway over the incident, and the inquiry will be led by an official from the Ministry of Education of the Central Government. Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority Udaya Kumara Amarasinghe said that the police jeep in the custody of the NCPA will be presented…

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Police allegedly torture 10-year-olds with electric shocks

The National Child Protection Authority has launched a separate investigation into an incident where grade 5 students from a school in Millaniya were brutally beaten for allegedly stealing money from a school teacher. Several Grade Five students from the Millaniya Primary School in Horana were accused of stealing money from the bag of a school teacher and were punished by the school teachers, and the teachers themselves handed over the students to the local police. Parents allege that students were taken away by police intimidated by electric shock treatment inside…

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Police Sub-Inspector arrested over Matara shooting

A Sub-Inspector has been interdicted by the Police and has been arrested by a special Police team which is conducting an investigation into the shooting of a 15-year old boy in Thihagoda, Matara. The Police Spokesperson said that during a scuffle with a police officer, the officer’s firearm was accidentally discharged and the 15-year old was injured. The Police said that steps were taken to inspect a suspicious three-wheeler in Naimbula,​​Thihagoda. Three people had fled while two others were taken into police custody. It was during this process that one…

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HRC demands answers from IGP for police violence at Galle Face

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has demanded an explanation from the IGP for Sunday’s police violence at Galle Face Green against people, including children, who were peacefully commemorating those who had fallen in the Aragalaya. The HRCSL decided to launch an investigation of its own volition and has given the IGP 24 hours to explain on what grounds police dispersed the commemoration. Footage of police brutality against two small children who had come with their parents to Galle Face Green has gone viral on social media worldwide and…

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