The permission granted to Mr Sugath Nishantha to proceed with his Human Rights case against the Police officers of Negombo

 - March 23rd, 2008 - 

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.

Sugath claims as the reason for this beating was an interdiction of  a traffic OIC attached to Negombo station after a complain to the bribery commission by Sugaht against this officer. A case is also pending against the said officer on the complain of Sugath. There were several false cases filed against Sugath by Negombo Police also after this.

On 12th of November 2007, when came to attend a funeral of a child of a Police officer in the area, some Police officers have come to Sugath’s place and have demanded to withdraw the cases against the traffic OIC which Sugath rejected. Then They started beating him , His wife, daughter and the son who cried for help. The whole family were hospitalized  due to the injuries from the beatings. The wife was left with a broken nose while His son’s one  tooth was broken.

The whole family was also charged with attacking the police officers , remanded and now a case was filed against them also.



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