SC orders policemen to pay for youth’s death after assault

The Supreme Court has ordered six police personnel at the Kandaketiya Police Station to pay compensation of Rs.300,000 to a mother of a 17-year-old deceased son who died after being assaulted by police personnel in 2014. The Supreme Court further ordered the six respondents to pay Rs.60,000 to the petitioner in lieu of litigation costs. The six respondents have been found guilty of murder of the deceased, being members of an unlawful assembly and they were sentenced to death by the Badulla High Court in a judgement dated January 9,…

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Case of alleged torture, illegal arrest and detention of Liyanage Pasindu Yasantha Perera by some officers of Kalutara District Crime Division

CASE NARRATIVE: On the morning of 18th May 2020, Police officers attached to the Kalutara District Crime Division of the Kalutara Police arrested the complainant. From the time of arrest until the complainant was brought to the Kalutara District Crime Division he was beaten by the police officers. The police officers tied the complainant’s hands together and then wrapped his hands and his whole body with a heavy metal chain. The complainant was then hung by his feet from a top plank of a bunk bed to which a pulley…

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ANSALIN FERNANDO v. SARATH PERERA, OFFICER-IN-CHARGE, POLICE STATION, CHILAW AND OTHERS, the judgement was given by supreme court. S.C. APPLICATION NO. 18/87

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…

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