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Fails an attempt to abduct a fisherman
On the 16th of August 2008, at about 7.30 in the evening ,an armed gang ,with their faces covered had come to Joseph Miranda’s house ,a resident of Wanawasla Kalpetiya,47 year old, fisherman and had forced him into a three wheeler. A relative of Joseph had followed the gang in another three wheeler and had seen the three wheeler with Joseph entering Naval Camp. When inquired from Naval Camp, they had told the relatives that they did not bring anyone to the camp, but to make an entry at Kalpitiya Police Station if necessary.
Read More >> (2008-08-22)
Witness in Prison murder case threatened and assaulted.
On the 3rd of July 2008 two Jailer Guards had assaulted and killed a prisoner,Seynnool Miswar . The witness to this ,a 51 year old Seyedu Mohmad Abhu Ubeyda, had been threatened with death and had been beaten. Abhu Ubeyda was in remand prison a suspect in an assault case..On the 3rd of July at about 4.00 pm while Abhu Ubeyda was going for a bath he had seen the victim ,Seynnool Miswar, holding the chest and the abdomen. When asked , the victim had told him that three jailor guards, Budhika and Neville and another person had assaulted him and was in severe pain. Witness had advised him to go to the hospital. On his way back from the bath Abhu Ubeyda had seen Miswar on the floor , dead., That day the Prison Doctor too was not available.
Read More >> (2008-08-20)
Another murder in Negombo Prison
Seynnool Miswar from Mosque Lane ,Periyamulla,was an inmate in Negombo Prison convicted of raping. had been brutally assaulted and consequently died on the 3rd of July 2008.According to the report of the post mortem the death was due to beating.The names of the perpetrators were revealed by the victim to another inmate Ubeydha ,just before he died. On Ubeydha’s statement the Nogombo Police has taken two jailor guards to custody.
Read More >> (2008-08-09)
Sudden death of Siththi Nazeera due to heart failure
Forty Three year old Siththi Nazeera ,mother of five children , from Negombo, Sri Lanka ,whose leg was amputated without her consent ,and who fought for compensation,died of heart attack on the 3rd of August. 2008. On the 1st of March 2005, Siththi Nazeera had gone to the Negombo Basic Hospital for cleaning a wound on her leg on the advice of Doctors. But her leg was amputated without her consent and such amputation was not required She filed a case in Negombo District Court, against a group of doctors at the Negombo General Hospital demanding one million compensation..
Read More >> (2008-08-09)
Case on the Death of the 22 year old boy., hanging inside the Police Cell, using his underpants..
22 year old Surin Kinson was arrested on the 7th April 2008, by Gampaha Police ,kept him for two days in the cell . On the 9th of April according to Gampaha Police ,they found Kinson hanging inside the cell using his underpants. But the grand mother of Kinson, who brought up Kinson says that there was no any reason for the boy to commit suicide. Judicial Medical Officer who held the post-mortem,confirmed a wire mark around Kinson’s neck and bruises on the head ,back, right-arm, eye brows and on the forehead.
Read More >> (2008-08-08)
14 Year old Student , 9 days in Police Custody
It has been reported from Kurunegala that a father and a son both illegally arrested, brutally beaten questioned about some robberies and were kept at the Police Station for 9 days. The son’s hand s had been tied ,suspended from a beam in the roof and had been brutally assaulted.
Read More >> (2008-08-12)
Throwing Acid to the face ,torturing & fabricating false charges
It was reported in February 2008 four students, studying at Hambanthota Meegahajadura Maha Vidyalaya , and another young man were allegedly arrested, tortured and filed a case on fabricated charges.
Read More >> (2008-08-08)
Throwing Acid to the face ,torturing & fabricating false charges
Asantha Aravinda a 23 year old boy from Madawalamulla ,Galle,had been riding his scooter with one of his friends, a boy named Prabath Chaminda on the pillion, and were on their way to visit one of relatives of Asantha Aravinda living at Pitabaddera. One truck driver alighted from the truck and crossed the road without checking for oncoming traffic. As the scooter was passing this truck driver’s hand slightly touched the scooter side mirror..
Read More >> (2008-07-31)
Initiated Inquiries against Sub Inspector Wimalakeerthi attached to Police Station Deniyaya who tortured 14 year old school boy.
It has been reported that Sub Inspector Wimalakeerthi ,attached to Deniyaya Police Station has been indicted for torturing a 14 year old school boy ,Janaka Pradeep, whom the Police charged for the theft of a hand phone which Janaka Pradeep denied, and also forcing the mother of Janaka to pay the value of the phone. Mother of Janak Pradeep made a written complaint to Inspector General of Police and the National Police Commission.. Accordingly Assistant Superintendent of Police Southern Province has initiated inquiries.
Read More >> (2008-07-31)
Continuance Death Threats to Sugath Nishantha
Sugath Nishantha made a complaint against an Inspector of Police for soliciting a bribe and the Bribery Commission made inquiries , filed a case and the Officer interdicted.Recently while Sugath and his wife were going on a motor cycle,the police had stopped them, threatened and had fabricated two charges as obstruction of duties. On the 12th of November 2007, some officers attached to Negombo Police Station ,had come to Sugath’s house and had beaten Sugath,his wife and two children. Fundamental Rights case has been filed against the above incident.
Read More >> (2008-07-31)
Has the Police arrested the real killer
On the 7the of June 2008, 12 year old Ms.Vinodani Silva a school girl from Kudapaduwa ,Negombo, was found dead, hanging from a beam in the kitchen.. Negombo Basic Hospital ,Judicial Medical Officer Dr.Channa Perera ,who held the post mortem, has shown in his report that the girl has been strangled ,murdered and then hung from the beam in the kitchen and also she had been raped continuously since about six months.,and according to the report Vinodani was not raped on the day she was murdered Some vital body parts were removed for further investigation. Vincent Crooz the brother of Vinodani’s mother who has been living in the same house was arrested by Negombo police and remanded till 23rd June.
Read More >> (2008-06-21)
Is it legal to assault a 16 year old school boy and hand over to the Police ? According to Negombo OIC yes it is legal.
Gayan Samudu a 16year old school boy, from Kurana, assaulted at St.Anne’s church. taken away and later on handed over to Negombo Police Station.Parents’ complaints go unheeded as the perpetrators are rich and well to do businessmen,in Negombo Area. Vehicle used for this tragedy WP PD 7766. On hearing that Gayan had been taken to Police Station, the parents of Gayan went to see him. They saw Gayan with a swollen face, bruises all over the face, scratch mark around the neck and Gayan’s back was blue colour. When asked from the OIC Negombo ,how can a person assault a 16 year old boy like this. OIC’s reply was that it is possible to assault any one and hand over to the Police.
Read More >> (2008-06-19)
School Boy Tries to Commit suicide after getting Tortured by an Officer attached to Deniyaya Police Station
On the 28th April on the orders of Deniyaya Police, Horagalagamage Sumith Chandrakumara, Kotapola in Matara Distric, reports to Deniyaya Police Station with his two sons, Indranieda and Janka Pradeep Kumara. At the Criminal Investigation Section, Janaka Pradeep Kumara was taken inside along with Ananda, a resident of the Area. After about ten minutes thery were broght back. Then one Officer told Ananda , pointing at Janka Pradeep,”this fellow has not taken you It is your responsibility to safeguard your telephone in the midst of a crowd. It is your carelessness. And we cannot do anything” That moment S.I Wimalkeerthie had walked in and had taken Janaka Pradeep inside saying “Are You the Man?’ and had started assaulting him.
Read More >> (2008-05-28)
Committed Suicide or Murdered
On the 7th of April 2008, Suren Kinson,a 22year old boy from Pahalagama,Gampaha,was taken to custody.,.According to Gampaha Police that the boy had committed suicide by hanging inside the cell using his underpants on the 9th April 2008. Suren Kinson had been brought up by his grand mother, since his mother had left him when he was just two years. When the grand mother heard that Kinson had been arrested she had gone to the Police Station with lawyer Ms.Manel Wickramanyake. The Police had given an assurance that the boy would be released after taking a statement.
Read More >> (2008-05-27)
Enforced Disappearance of a Student age 18 at Kataragama
Kathiravelu Sathyawan,a 18 year old school boy attending Janadhipathi Vidayala,Kataragama, residing at No.108,Gothami Gama,Katharagama. has been taken away in a white colour van. On the 1st of May 2008, when Kathiravelu Sathywan,was at a funeral house,some unknown persons had come to the funeral house in a white colour van and a red colour motor cycle and had taken Kathiravelu by force. Some of Kathiravelu’s friends had seen this..
Read More >> (2008-05-17)
Disappeared Fais, reappears after three months
On the 28th of February,48 year old Pithchai Marikkar fais,father of two children residing at Karathive Puttalam,was abducted by an armed gang in a white colour van. Following day when the wife and Phais’s bother in law went to Wanathavilluwa Police Station to make an entry,they had seen white colour van, parked near the Police Station and Phais inside. But the Wanathavilluwa Police refused to take down the entry instead they were threatened .
Read More >> (2008-05-16)
Suspects in Gerard Mervyn Perera’s Torture Case acquitted & discharged
On the 3rd June 2002 Gerard Perera of Makewita ,Wattala, was taken into custody and tortured. In terms of Act No22 of 1994 a law incorporating the Convention against Torture and Cruel and Inhuman Treatment Act, Legal Department indicted seven Police Officers .in Negombo High Courts . Case No.326/2003. On the 21st of November 2004, few days before the scheduled date of the case,Gererad Perera was gunned down, thus preventing him giving evidence.. The Fundamental Rights case against torture was won by Gerard Perera, and the verdict was to pay compensation , amounting to Fifteen Lakhs.
Read More >> (2008-04-04)
Police Allegedly assault 14 year old School boy and fabricate charges
Addassuriyage Don Anil Shyama,14 year old school boy from Pattaduwana,Minuwangoda, taken into custody ,kept in the Police Station for four days tortured and fabricated charges. This boy’s father is a labourer, and his mother has left them. On the night of 1st March 2008, Minuwnagoda Police ,arrested Anil,tortured into confessing to a robbery which he has denied ,kept him for three days and on the 4th March ,he has been produced at Minuwangoda Magistrates Courts, under false charges.
Read More >> (2008-03-25)
The permission granted to Mr Sugath Nishantha to proceed with his Human Rights case against the Police officers of Negombo
The Supreme court of Srilanka has granted permission to proceed with a human rights case filed by Mr.Sugath Nishantha Claiming his fundamental rights were violated by the torture by Police officers of Negombo. The case was filled and was represented by Mr. J. C. Weliamuna, Attorney at Law. This case was filed against some Police officers including the HQI Negombo Police station, charging them with the beating of Sugath, His wife and teenage daughter and the son in their house
Read More >> (2008-03-23)
The order on Mr. Gerard Mervin’s Police torture case on 27th March
The high court judge, Mrs. J.M.T.M.P.U. Tennakone announced on last 17th , that the order on the Police torture case of Mr Gerard Mervin Perera’s, father of three children who lived in Makevita, against the police officers of Wattala, including Sub Inspector, Makavitage Suresh Perera and 7 other police officers, will be delivered on coming 27th of March.
Read More >> (2008-03-08)
An armed gang in a white Van without number plates abducts a father of two children in Puttalam
On the 28th of February 2008, at about 11.30 in the night an armed gang in a white van without number plates has abducted 48 year old Thamby Marikar Fais a father of two children. According to his wife ,while they were sleeping some one had shouted by her husband’s name ,when inquired they said from police and was asked to open the door. Two persons in police uniform and another in civil got inside the house and had pulled Fais by his hand and had told him to dress up and come with his identitiy card. Then Fais put on a shirt and went outside with his identity card. When the wife asked them where they are taking him one officer in uniform had said Wanathavilluwa Police Station.
Read More >> (2008-03-09)
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