A petition has been forwarded to His Excellency President by the people requesting to hold the investigations and conduct the judicial proceedings quickly and impartially on the murder case of E.K. Saman Thilakasiri who lived in Hatharawana Palama, Moragahapallama, Inginiyagala. He was arrested by three officers of Inginiyagala police station ,on 21st February 2010 and had died while he was being taken to the police station.
The 1st memorial ceremony was held on 25th January, at the Inginiyagala, Moragahapallama Maha Vidyalaya’s hall and after the function the petition to be sent to His Excellency President was singed by the people of the area. Along with this petition a letter also was sent to the President by the brother of Saman Thilakasiri, Mr.A.R.Karunarathne stating that the murdered brother was a father of two children and was a hardcore member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party like us. He actively participated towards the victory of the party at every election. Also he stood up against any anti social activity and at that time worked against a wrong timber deal in which the Inginiyagala police also had connections. Later the police had made a false allegation against my brother connecting him to that timber deal.
Meanwhile in several occasions the O.I.C. of the police station had got down my brother to the police station and has threatened him and had told that he would pay Rs. 30000/-to my brother, if he would plead guilty for the charges. After my brother’s death we found all those details which had been noted down by him in his hand writing.
Due to these reasons, I believe that the death of my brother is a murder and although one year has elapsed, there was no impartial investigation done regarding this incident. The preliminary investigation is proceeding under the case Number B/6802 , before the Magistrate of Amapara.
Myself, all our relations and all the villagers at this function of the 1st memorial ceremony of my brother’s death , request you to pay your honorable attention and arrest the murderers responsible for my brother’s death and to hold an impartial investigation through the Crime Investigation Buro , and conduct the case hearings on this without any delay and to establish the protection of myself and my family.