Akmeemana police who assaulted to buttock

K.G. Nishantha, a 37 year old fisherman residing at Thelkoladeniya Estate, Kottawa has been seriously injured as a result of inhuman assault by the Galle Akmeemana Police. The man was arrested by the Akmeemana Police on September 5th on charges of stealing an old battery. The incident was settled after the owner found the battery there. However, the man has been detained for three days pending further investigations. There he says that he was beaten in a very inhuman manner. He was later released by the Akmeemana Police, after being…

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කොටවිල පොලිස් OIC විකට් කූරකින් සැකකරුවෙකුට පහර දෙයි!

කොටවිල පොලිස් OIC ක්රිෙකට් විකට් කූරකින් සැකකරුවෙකුට පහර දෙයි!

මාතර, කොටවිල ප්රිදේශයේ පුද්ගලයෙකුට කොටවිල පොලිසිය විසින් වදහිංසනයට ලක් කොට පහර දී දකුණු උරහිසට හානි කළ බවට ශ්රි් ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කොමිසන් සභාව වෙත පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් කොට තිබේ. මෙසේ පහර කෑමට ලක්ව ඇත්තේ වරකපිටිය, සුල්තානගෛාඩ පදිංචි එච්.ජී.ධර්මබන්දු නම් අයෙකි. ඔහු පවසනා පරිදි පහුගිය ජුලි 31 දා රාත්රිුයේදි යාබද නිවසේ සිටින සුමිත් හා ඔහුගේ පුතු ධර්මබන්දුගේ නිවසට පැමිණ බහිනබස් වී ඇත. එහිදී සුමිත්ගේ පුතු වන කුමුදු ප්රි යශාන්තට ගලකින් පහර දුන් බවට සුමිත් විසින් ධර්මබන්දුට එරෙහිව කොටවිල පොලිසියට පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත. එම පැමිණිල්ලට අනුව කොටවිල පොලීසියේ නිළධාරියකු පහුගිය 01 වන…

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Kanda Udage Malika Vs D.M. Aberathna and others SC/ FR/ 157/2014

On the May 7, 2014 Sandun Malinga, a 17 year old boy and four others with him were beaten by police officers, arrested and detained at the Kandaketiya police in the Badulla district. Sandun and the other four were taken to the District Medical Officer (DMO), brought back to the police, taken to a Magistrate and remanded in the Badulla remand prison in the evening. The following day, May 9, around 5.30 am his brother who had been also remanded saw Sandun panting and struggling for breath and alerted the…

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Kandaketiya Judgement and Continuing Deaths in State Custody – Ruki Fernando

On the May 7, 2014 Sandun Malinga, a 17 year old boy and four others with him were beaten by police officers, arrested and detained at the Kandaketiya police in the Badulla district. The next day, around 2.30 am, Sandun complained of chest pains when his mother visited him at the police station but police officers refused the mother’s request to admit him to hospital. The mother visited him again around 7.30 am and saw him in a bad condition, lying on the cold floor while crying. When she had…

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“21 Years Without Justice – A sister’s long journey to seeking justice” launched today. – K. Sanjeewa.

Sri Lanka is a criminal state. This story proves it. But we have to change this situation somehow. We have to fight continously… The person who is responsible for this murder is fugitive and is still at large even after 21 years. The case still pending in the Kalutara High Court under case number HC570/13 could be the longest criminal case in the world and still not come to an end. It’s been 21 years and case is still under investigation. What is the truth behind the torture case of…

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“All relevant authorities shall take active measures to prevent torture” Chairman, HRCSL

In December 1997, The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 26th June as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, to commemorate the historic day in 1987, in which the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the key international instrument against torture came into effect. It appeals to all member states to implement the Convention in full effect with the intention of eradicating torture in all its forms across the world. It also requests for support from all stakeholders, civil society and individuals to…

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A Statement by SLCAT on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Today as we mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we the undersigned express grave concern about the increasing use of torture in Sri Lanka. During the last year, we witnessed the COVID-19 pandemic cause unimaginable challenges to Sri Lankans. In this context of deep instability and uncertainty, Sri Lankan citizens have been made to feel more insecure through the increasing use of violence by the police. SLCAT recognizes at least 30 reported incidents of torture, 22 and 5 custodial and extra judicial deaths between the period…

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SRI LANKA: A Sister’s 20 Year Long Struggle For Justice For Her Brother Killed By The Police

On the universal day for torture victims, this year, a book will be launched by The Right to Life organization working in collaboration with the AHRC on a long standing case, which is continuing in courts, regarding a man who was killed extra-judicially, inside a Police station. The author of the book is Amitha Priyanthi, the younger sister of the deceased. When the death took place after her brother was kept at a police station for five days, she was just a school going girl. However, the shock of this…

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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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FTZ අරගලයට වසර 10ක් : වියරු මර්දනයක් දෙස ආපසු හැරී බැලීමක් – දුලාන් දසනායක

2011 වර්ෂයේ වෙසක් මාසයේ අවසානය කටුනායක නිදහස් වෙළද කලාපයට යහපත් කාලයක් නොවුණි. මැයි මාසය තුළදී කටුනායක නිදහස් වෙළද කාලාපය ඇතුළු සියළු වෙළද කලාපයන් තුළ කම්කරු අරගල වර්ධනය වූයේ පෞද්ගලික අංශයට විශ්‍රාම ප්‍රතිලාභ අරමුදලක් සැකසීම අරමුණු කර ගනිමින් රජය විසින් පනත් කෙටුම්පතක් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම හේතුකොට ගෙනය. මෙම පනත් කෙටුම්පත තුල විශ්‍රාම වැටුප් අරමුදලක් පිළිබඳව සදහන් වූවත් මෙහි අරමුණ පෞද්ගලික අංශයේ සේවකයන්ගේද මුදල් වලින් සැකසුණු සේවක අර්ථ සාධක අරමුදල කොල්කෑම බවයි සේවක වෘත්තීය සමිති වල අදහස වූයේ. එවකට පැවැති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ රජය පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ 2/3 ක බලයක් සහිතව සිටි රජයක් වූ…

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