Nine Police officers of the Negombo Division Police station, including the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Crimes Division, have been remanded until the 27th of December by the Avissawella Magistrate’s Court. According to Lankadeepa, the suspects were arrested by the Eheliyagoda Police after they had engaged in a brawl with area residents while bathing in a river in the Pannila area in Eheliyagoda. The Avissawella Magistrate’s Court has remanded the suspects until an identification parade is conducted. The suspects who have been remanded are the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Crimes Division…Read More
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Another victim hit by police bullet!
A suspect who was in police custody has been shot dead by the police today (26). The deceased has been identified as Lasantha of Hewalunuwila. He is the main suspect in the murder Amila Prasanna Hettihewa alias of Sunshine Sudda who was killed on September 4th at Warakapitiya in Weligama, Matara. The suspect was arrested by the Kalutara Divisional Crime Investigation Unit in the Diyagama area. He later went to show his hidden weapons and was shot dead by police as he tried to flee, police said. According to the police, he…Read More
Is the increase in police violence due to drug use by police officers?
Today (01) it was reported in the media that 37 police officers who are addicted to drugs are on active duty in the Western Province. This was revealed by a survey conducted by the Police Headquarters. According to the report, 28 officers who are addicted to drugs are on duty in the Colombo Police Division. A special investigation has been launched to find police officers in other provinces who are addicted to drugs and the police have taken steps to identify all police officers who are addicted to drugs, and…Read More
A drunken police officer assaults a person
A man who had gone to a funeral home in Udugama has been assaulted by three drunken police officers at Yakkalamulla police. The victim is Nagoda Gamage Sudath Sanjeewa, a married father of one, residing at Miniranwalakanda, Udugama Central. He works as a scavenger driver. A funeral was held at the house of his friend Chamara Idunil and He had also attended the Mathaka bana chanting held at that house last (22) and had stayed at that house. Sudath had gone to the Mathaka bana chanting that day on his…Read More
Police violence that cannot be hidden on social media!
The video of a police constable assaulting two youths on a motorcycle in the Eravur area in Batticaloa has been circulating on social media since the 23rd of this month. Following the social media revelations about this police constable who had inhumanly assaulted the youth in public, the Police Department had to arrest him. Despite the arrests and suspensions, police violence has not stopped. But with the advancement of social media today, not only police officers but the entire state as well as the private sector need to think twice…Read More
Police officer who assaulted youths in public caught on camera!
A video of two young men in the Eastern Province being brutally assaulted by a uniformed police officer is rapidly circulating on social media. The attack was carried out by a traffic police constable bearing the number 61169 in Eravur town on Friday evening, October 22. The two youths were on their way to a restaurant in the city on a motorbike for dinner and they had been riding the motorcycle despite the police officer’s order to stop the motorcycle. The video shows a police officer following them, scolding the…Read More
Human rights inquiry into a youth who died at the Mannar police station!
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has launched an investigation into the death of a Muslim youth who was beaten to death while in custody. T. Kanagaraj, the coordinator of the Northern Provincial Office of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka in Jaffna, said that as a first step in the investigation, statements were recorded from the OIC of the police station where the youth was arrested. Two persons, including the deceased youth, were arrested by the Mannar Police on October 1, 2021 on the Erukalampittu-Pudukudiirippu main…Read More
Torturing to a sick child by police officers of Aluthgama police
The story of the tears, which lost a father of two children
A man in Seeduwa shot to death by STF
A man who was traveling in a car was shot to death by the Police Special Task Force last night (17). The deceased has been identified as Lalith Wasantha Pintu (44), a resident of Katana, Seeduwa. According to Police Media Spokesman, Senior DIG Ajith Rohana, a group of STF officers had chased a suspicious whistle car on a tip which received to them. A person inside a car was injured when STF officers used their force to stop the car in the Baseline area in Seeduwa. He was later admitted…Read More