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SRI LANKA: The anniversary of Prageeth's disappearance and the Galle Arts Festival - AHRC Statement
Prageeth Eknaligoda's wife and a small group of faithful supporters met representatives of the United Nations yesterday on the occasion of the first anniversary of Prageeth's disappearance. That the family had to meet representatives of the United Nations and not representatives of the Sri Lankan state is symbolic. It is after any hope has been lost of a genuine inquiry into Prageeth's disappearance that the family had to resort to the United Nations to seek its help. The nation itself was little concerned about this disappearance. The people of Sri Lanka have become accustomed to such tragedies. Such is the psychological conditioning of the nation. Powerlessness before cruelty is the condition in which the citizen lives his or her life.
Read More >> (2011-02-11)
HusbNazeerand of Niththi Nazeera too dies
Mrs Nazeera who lives at Mirigama road, Negombo was admitted to Negombo hospital in the year 2005 to get medicine for a wound in the leg. Due to the carelessness of the doctors, her right leg was removed after a surgery. She had complained about this careless treatment of Dr. Parakrama Warnasooriya who performed surgery, to Medical Council, Inspector General of Police and the Human Right Commission. Later she had filled a case against relevant doctors demanding a compensation of Rupees 50 Laks, in the Negombo District Court.
Read More >> (2011-01-20)
C I D Says Nilantha Lukshman is not under our custody
Mr. Nilantha Lukshman who lived in Mundalama, Kiriyankalliya was a father of two children. He was transporting coconut branches to Vaunia region in rented lories and brought back what he could from there to Puttalam area. Nilantha Lukshman had worked as a lorry driver for a businessman called Nathan before starting his own enterprise. The businessman Nathan too was kidnapped by a white van two months before Nilantha was kidnapped. Nilantha Lakshman was kidnapped by a white van near his business premises at Kiriyankalliya junction at about 6.30 p.m on 10th March 2009.
Read More >> (2011-02-14)
The Chilaw Police break the Nasal Bone of a Youth
Kapila Sampath had come to Chilaw about 10 years ago from Matara. He lives in Chilaw and has a fruit selling stall in the pavement. On 23rd January 2011, two people in civil clothes had come after consuming liquor , had informed the assistant of Kapila Sampath who were there to remove the fruit stall. On getting this information, Kapila Sampath immediately came to his fruit stall and and inquired from the two drunken officers for the reason to remove the fruit stall. Then using unprintable words they have told to remove the fruit stall (fruit containing board) immediately.
Read More >> (2011-02-10)
Postponing of Elections by the Election Commissioner, of all Local Government Institutions in which the Election Department filled cases are against Democracy - Sirithunga Jayasooriya
Considering the cases in court s, postponing of Elections by the Election Commissioner in all Local Government Institutions which are under legal actions , is considered unfair and undemocratic. It is a bad example. This action can be followed by a person or a party in any further election in Sri Lanka, by purposely working with the intention of rejecting nominations, and on rejection, going to courts and filling cases and thereby postponing elections in all districts as mentioned by him to the Election Commissioner at the meeting held with all party leaders and told that this was accepted by the Election Commissioner, The Leader of Eksath Samajawadi Party comrade Siritunga Jayasooriya stated this at the conference held on 28th February in the evning at the addressing of of people at the Stage of Freedom in Karuwalagaswewa Saliyawewa Eksath Welanda Sangam Hall.
Read More >> (2011-03-01)
A man is under imminent threat of illegal arrest and torture
Upul went to his home on 3 February 2011, to participate in an alms giving held for the anniversary of his father's death. Then his mother told him that a police officer was asking about a person called 'Japana'. He went out from the house and asked the police officer who he was looking for. Upul noted that the police officer appeared to be quite drunk. When the officer asked about a person called Japana Upul told him that he did not know anyone of that name. The officer became irritated and asked for Upul's name and identity card which he provided. The officer twisted Upul's ID card and asked him to go to the police station with him. At that point Upul clearly stated that as he has not committed any crime and furthermore, was not the person the officer was looking for he was not willing to go to the police station. The officer started shout but then left the place.
Read More >> (2011-03-09)
Arrested and imprisoned for misleading the high courts by giving false evidence
Case NO.B/333/08 was filed against the death of Seyinool Abdeen Seyinool Miswar. Who was severely assaulted and killed while serving a prison sentence. Two prison inmates Shahul Hameed Mohammad Naushad and Mohamad abu Ubeyida gave evidence as eye witnesses. Fundamental Rights Case has been filed by the wife of late Seyinool Abdeen seyinool Miswar in Supreme Courts under case No. 342/08.
Read More >> (2008-12-23)
A twelve year old student sexually harassed by the Coach
Tharidu Nadeeshan 12 year old student at Matara Mahanama Maha Vidyalaya, just completed four months in the school and he has shown exceptional keen on various sports other than studies, and he has been selected by the School coach Yasarathna to take part in Swimming and Volley Ball. During school hours and after school coach has taken Tharidu to Polhena Sea beach under the pretext of taking photographes for the sportsmeet and had taken Tharindu to a room made out of planks and had been sexually harassed.
Read More >> (2008-12-15)
Dankotuwa Police shoots at M.P.’s Vehicle and kills his security
On the 23rd of October 2008, K.S.Ajith Prasanna Peiris, son of Mrs.Bandara Menike, a resident of Mellawa , Lihiriyagama, was shot dead by six Police Officers attached to Dankotuwa Police Station. At the time of death Ajith Prasanna was serving Parliamentarian Mr.Weerakumara Dissanayke, as his personal security. The previous day, the 22nd October Ajith Prasanna had gone to Mohottimulla to see his fiancée. On the 23rd of October Mrs. Bandara Menike, heard over the radio news, regarding a shooting at Mohottimula involving a Ministry of Parliament. As she was inquisitive to get more information she had telephoned Ajith Prasanna’s friend Dilip.
Read More >> (2008-12-08)
Dankotuwa Police shoots at M.P.’s Vehicle and kills his security
On the 23rd of October 2008, K.S.Ajith Prasanna Peiris, son of Mrs.Bandara Menike, a resident of Mellawa , Lihiriyagama, was shot dead by six Police Officers attached to Dankotuwa Police Station. At the time of death Ajith Prasanna was serving Parliamentarian Mr.Weerakumara Dissanayke, as his personal security. The previous day, the 22nd October Ajith Prasanna had gone to Mohottimulla to see his fiancée. On the 23rd of October Mrs. Bandara Menike, heard over the radio news, regarding a shooting at Mohottimula involving a Ministry of Parliament. As she was inquisitive to get more information she had telephoned Ajith Prasanna’s friend Dilip.
Read More >> (2008-11-26)
Eskimo pays Rs.295, 700/= as compensation
North Kadirana Eskimo Fashion Knit Wear the respondent company ,, when taken up at the labour tribunal, under case no.21/830 was ordered to pay compensation amounting to Rs.295,700/ to Saman Kumara, an electrician who was dismissed unjustly and came to a settlement on the 8th of October 2008. Mr.Britto Fernando and Ms. Sarani Fernando of Right to Life Organization, Legal Section. Appeared for the petitioner under the instructions of Lawyer Amitha Ariyaratne.
Read More >> (2008-22-19)
Supreme Courts Oder’s to give full protection to Suarngi Sandmali, wife of late Sugath NIshantha and two children
On the 10th of November 2008 the Supreme Courts ordered Deputy Inspector General of Police, Western Province, to arrange full protection to Surangi Sandmali wife of late Sugath Nishantha who was gunned down on the 20th of September 2008 and two children.
Read More >> (2008-11-19)
Bribery Commission files case against Officers attached to Negombo Police Station
Sugath Nishantha/Surangi Sandmali,Kalpani, and Anjana, were threatened by Police Officers attached to Negombo Police Station, warning not to come forward to give evidence in the case filed by Bribery Commission at Colombo Magistrates Courts under case No. B 1658. Further more a Fundamendal Rights Case has been filed against 14 Officers attached to Negombo Police Station for brutally assaulting five members of the same family and out of these 14 Officers 3 officers are accused in the case filed by the Bribery Commission.
Read More >> (2008-11-012)
18 year old youngster assaulted
18 year old Anil Chandana Kumara from Galewela is a freelance house to house Salesman, selling various items. On the 7th of October 2008, while he was going back home after work on a motor cycle with one of his friends, they had collided with another vehicle at Wennappuwa. Unfortunately the driver of the other vehicle is a relative of one of the police officers of Wennappuwa Police.
Read More >> (2008-11-11)
Leave granted to proceed with the case against Ratnapura Police Officers who assaulted a Police Officer from another Police Station
Leave to Sue has been granted to proceed with the case filed by Sarath Kumara, a Police driver attached to Agunakolapelassa Police against the Police Officers from Ratnapura Police, who assaulted Sarath Kumara. Sarath Kumara was returning to Angunakolapelessa after completing his tour of duty at the Esala Perahera in Kandy with some Police Officers. A team of Police Officers from Ratnapura Police too was travelling on the same road.
Read More >> (2008-11-07)
Death threats to Lawyers and Journalists
Sugath Nishantha 36 year old father of two children was gunned down by an unidentified person inside Sugath’s truck with the 12 year old son by his side. The body of Sugath fell on the son’s lap and now the child is in a trauma. No one has been taken to custody so far and Sugath’s wife too is receiving threatening calls and her life is in danger. While Sugath was alive, he was threatened several times although Sugath Complained to Inspector General of Police and the Bribery Commission, nothing could save his life.
Read More >> (2008-11-06)
Sugath Nishantha – Shot Dead
Sugath Nishantha, from Dalupota-Negombo who fought against the Negombo Police in the courts was shot dead by unidentified gunman when He was waiting In His lorry on the main road Chilaw- Negombo at about 1000am on 20th September. His 12 year old son was also with him when He was shot dead. Sugath Nishantha , who was having several cases against some Police officers- Negombo including SSP and the HQI did not give up even after his whole family was beaten up and threatned by the Police officers.
Read More >> (2008-09-22)
An Assault from Ratnapura Police to Agunakolapalassa Police
It has been reported from Ratnapura Police Station that a Police Driver attached to Agunakolapalassa Police Station, while returning from Kandy in his cab with four more police officers inside ,after special duties at Esala Perahara, a Police Cab belonging to Ratnapura Police Station ,overtook the vehicle ,stopped in the middle of the road, four Officers alighted from the vehicle, pulled out the Police Driver and another police constable started beating them inhumanly in the middle of the road in front of the passers by uttering raw filth.
Read More >> (2008-09-21)
Sixteen year old school girl assaulted and taken to courts on fabricated charges by Ambalanthota Police Station
On the 1st of September 2008,Madushani Subasinghe,16 year old girl attending Bolana Central School,11th year grade student had been brutally assaulted with a wooden batten on to her legs ,hands and thighs, kept in the Police Station with her sister and her sister’s two children for one whole night,without anything to eat or drink. As Madushani’s hands were benumbed Police Officers tied two pieces of reepers on to Madushani’s hands with a banian... All these were done without a Woman Police Constable.
Read More >> (2008-09-21)
Leave Granted by Supreme Court in the brutal killing of the prisoner Zamool Miswer
Zymool Miswer from Periyamulla Negombo was cruely beaten up to death by the Negombo prison officers on 3rd July 2008 , when he started serving his punishment in the Negombo prison. The post mortem inquiry revealed his course of death Was due to the torture. Two Prison officers were taken into custody on the statement of another prisoner Ubeida, as he was told by the victim , the names of the officers who beat the victim. Now those officers are in remand. The Supreme court granted leave to proceed on 4th of September when taken up an application by victim’s wife supported by Council Mr. Upul Kumarapperuma. The petition was granted to proceed under the clauses of the constitution 11, 12, 13(4),and 17.
Read More >> (2008-09-20)
Bail Application of suspected doctor in female garment worker’s murder case rejected
Twenty two year old ,Chamila Dissanayake ,a resident of Monaragala, employed at Katana Smart Shirts Factory, had fallen from the 6th floor of the Negombo hospital on the 12th of November 2007 and was mysteriously killed. Sudarshan Balage,a doctor working at the same hospital was taken into custody by Negombo Police,suspected of Chamila Dissanayake’s death. It was revealed at the Medical Examination that Chamila had been raped before killing.
Read More >> (2008-09-02)
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