she was arrested with another one in emergency regulation by SL army near the beragala camp. the petitioner who is a married woman with three male children. She was engaged in a transport business in Badulla District and owned several vehicles. Her husband is a processing engineer at Abu Dhabi.
“The first petitioner complains of being manacled, beaten with a hose, hung by her manacles and beaten until she confessed. In addition 1st respondent wanted to have sex with her”.
the judgement was Application allowed and taken into consideration the suffering the 1st petitioner had to undergo during her incarceration for over one year which is vitiated by serious non-compliances. The 6th respondent is responsible for such non-compliances for which the State becomes liable. I think it just and equitable to grant her compensation in a sum of Rs. 20,000/- (Rupees Twenty Thousand) and a further sum of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand) as costs, payable by the State. I direct that the payment be made accordingly. I also direct the 8th respondent to release the 1st petitioner from detention and the 4th respondent to return to her the two vehicles which are with the army.