Jayamuni Anuradha Nilmini Vijesekara Vs .Sumedha Thushanga and others SC (FR) 449/2017

Chadik Shaman (42), who died of a police assault after being arrested by the Peliyagoda Police on February 25, 2017. Chadik Shamen, a father of two, was illegally arrested by a group of plainclothes police officers of Peliyagoda police without filing any charges. The next day, his wife received a phone call informing that Chadik was dead. Later, at the post-mortem examination at the Colombo National Hospital, the JMO had told to Chadik’s wife that the body had been subjected to severe torture  and that the death had occurred as…

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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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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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නිමල් සිල්වා වදහිංසා නඩුව CA/277/2017

  වර්ෂ 2000ක් වූ ජූනි මස 19 දින සිට 2000ක් වූ ජූලි මස 08 වන දින අතර කාලය තුළ පානදුර ප්‍රදේශයේ දී ගිනි අවියක් සන්තකයේ තබා ගැනීමේ චෝදනාව මත අත්තඩංගුවට පත් ව වදහිංසාවට ලක්වීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් දැල්කදුර අරච්චිගේ නිමල් සිල්වා ගුණරත්න විසින් කරන ලද පැමිණිල්ලයි. රා මදින්නෙකු සොයා තමා සහ බිරිදත්, පුතාත් සමග අසල්වාසී නිවසකට ගොස් සිටිය දී පොලිස් නිළධාරීන් පිරිසක් පැමිණ නිමල් සිල්වා ගුණරත්න මහතා අත්තඩංගුවට ගෙන පහර දී වදහිංසාවට ලක් කරන ලදි. පොලීසිය විසින් අත්තඩංගුවට පත් ස්ථානයේදී මෙන්ම පොලීසිය දී පවා තමා නොයෙක් වදහිංසාවට ලක් වූ බව තවදුරටත් පැමිණිල්ලෙහි…

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ලලිත් රාජපක්ෂ වදහිංසා නඩුව SC (SPL) LA No.124/2017

චූදිත රොහාන් ප්‍රසංග පීරිස්ට එරෙහිව නීතිපතිතුමා විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කෙරූ අධිචෝදනාව. මෙහිදී ඔහු විසින් 2002 වූ අප්‍රේල් මස 18 හා 19 වන දින අතර පැමිණිල්ල නොදත් අය එනම් සොරකමකට සම්බන්ධ යැයි කියන ලලිත් රාජපක්ෂ හට යම් තොරතුරක් ලබා ගැනීමට බිය ගැන්වීම හා වද දීම හේතුවෙන් දණ්ඩ නීති සංග්‍රහයේ 32 වන වගන්තිය හා 1994 අංක 22 යන වගන්ති ලලිත් රාජපක්ෂ යන පුද්ගලයාගේ කඩ වී ඇත යන්න නීතිපතිතුමා සදහන් කර ඇත. මෙම වින්දිතයා හට චූදිත රොහාන් ප්‍රසංග තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමට අත්තඩංගුවට ගැනීමට පෙර පහර දී ඇත. ඉන්පසු අත්තඩංගුවට ගත් පසුවද වෙනම කාමරයක් වෙත ගෙන…

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Jayantha Aberathna vs Chief Inspector B.W.C. Dharmaratna and others SC(FR) No. 222/2014

The Petitioner in this case complains that he was arrested on 21.06.2013 by the 1st Respondent who is the Officer-in-Charge of the Police Station, Teldeniya. He was later produced before the Magistrate, Teldeniya as a suspect for stealing eleven pieces of sandalwood from the Magistrate’s Court of Teldeniya. He was a Civil Security Guard attached to Teldeniya Police Station. The Petitioner further complains that after the arrest he was assaulted by the 1st Respondent. Petitioner tries to support the assault launched by the 1st Respondent by his wife’s affidavit marked…

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මුල්කන්දගේ ලසන්ත ජගත් කුමාර වදහිංසා නඩුව එච්.සී.570/13

2000.06.12 හා 2000.06.17 වන දින අතර කාලයේ කලුතර අධිකරණ බල සීමාව ඇතුලේ පැමිණිල්ල නොදත් ලසන්ත ජගත් කුමාර යන අයව චූදිත වල්පොල ගෙදර ප්‍රසන්න වික්‍රමරත්න යන අය මොහුව අයුතු ලෙස සිරකර තැබීම හා මොහුගේ මරණය සිදුකිරීම නිසා දණ්ඩ නීති සංග්‍රහයට අනුව විශාල වරදක් සිදුකර ඇත. නමුත් මෙම විත්තිකාරයා 2018 වනතෙක් පැවති නඩුවාර කිසිදු එකකට පෙනී සිටියේ නැත. එනම් ඔහු අතුරුදන් වි ඇත.එම නිසා ප්‍රමාණවත් සාක්ෂි මදිකමක් පවතී. මේ හේතුවෙන් මෙම නඩුව විභාග කිරීම මහාධිකරණයට පවරා ඇත. මුල්කන්දගේ ලසන්ත ජගත් කුමාර වධහිංසා නඩුව

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Rajapaksha Pathirage Justin Rajapaksha vs. Prasanna Rathnayake and other police officers SC/FR 689/2012

”The petitioner by this petition, inter alia, seeks a declaration to the effect that his fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 11,12,13(1) and 13(2) of the Constitution have been violated by the 1st to 5th and/or 6th and/or 8th Respondents. This court, by its order dated 12.2.2013, granted leave to proceed for alleged violations of Article 11 of the Constitution against 1st to 6th Respondents; for alleged violations of Article 13(1) and 13(2) of the Constitution against the 1st Respondent and for alleged violations of Article 12(1) of the Constitution against…

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Suppiah Sivakumar vs ergeant Jayaratne and others SC. FR. No. 56/2012

On 15th May 2011 around midnight, the Petitioner had been in the vicinity of the Bambaragala Junction with his wife and his daughter to watch Theru celebrations. Around 1. 30 am, a riot had broken out in the area and as the Petitioner made haste to take his wife and daughter to safety, he alleges that he was assaulted by the 1st to 3rd Respondents with a club. The Petitioner had also alleged that he was subjected to continuous verbal and physical abuse for about 20 minutes by the said…

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