Kirindiwela Police Torture Case

 - May 6th, 2020 - 

Personal details of the victim

The victim name is David Amarasinghe, 56 years old, resident of Kirindiwela, Gampaha

district of Sri Lanka. He was a farmer.

Incident

On 13th August 2010 around 11.55 p.m David Amarasinghe was illegally arrested and

brutally tortured near the Hanwella road junction of Kirindiwela by the police officers of the

Kirindiwela Police Station. Thereafter he sustained injuries and bleeding from his ear.

Therefore, the police officers took him to the close by Radawana Government Hospital.

However, he has been died due to the injuries.

Steps we have taken

We received the information through the local media and then one of our activists visited

Victim’s place. Complaints were prepared and sent to Human Rights Commission of Sri

Lanka, National Police Commission and Inspector General of Police to take necessary steps.

Murder case has been filed in Pugoda Magistrate Court, but perpetrators has been filed a writ

case in the court of appeal against to the above murder case. But court of appeal ordered to

allow to be hearing of the Pugoda Magistrate court case. Then perpetrators filed appeal case

against the judgment of court of appeal in the Supreme Court. R2L Legal Section giving

necessary Legal Aid to this Supreme Court case.

Current Situation

Court of appeal ordered to allow hearing of the Pugoda Magistrate court case. Then

perpetrators filed appeal case against the judgment of court of appeal in the Supreme Court.

R2L Legal Section giving necessary Legal Aid to this Supreme Court case.

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