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HRC complaint on alleged police torture camp

7 November 2015 10:57 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A complaint has been lodged with the Human Rights Commission to launch a thorough investigation into an alleged torture camp called ‘Wedibehethwatta’ that had been used by the Kotadeniyawa police to detain those suspected of the rape and killing of Seya Sandewmi.

The Sri Lanka Young Journalists Association yesterday lodged the complaint with the HRC following grievances of residents in the Kotadeniyawa area.

According to the compliant, around twelve people including the 17-year school boy and the father of one had been forcibly taken by the police in to the ‘torture camp’ located about 3 kilometers from the Kotadeniyawa police station.

Residents have also complained that the police had beaten them, stripped them and taken their photos in the nude while examining the entire body. However, the HRC complaint stated that such detentions had not been mentioned in any police registers.(Tharindu Jayawardene and Piyumi Fonseka)


  Comments - 4

  • Cheers Sunday, 08 November 2015 04:45 AM

    Another batalanda regime in power push this UNP govt to the wall this is their reputation

    S B Lokuge Sunday, 08 November 2015 07:31 AM

    The dogs in the UNHCR barked only when Mahinda was in power. They have their tails in between their legs when USA or Britain commit war crimes.

    Madya Prakaska Saturday, 07 November 2015 05:56 PM

    The Police Farce Mouth Piece Rohan will definitely spin a another tall story - Best of one of the leading TV news channels exposes this place in their investigative segment FIRST in their NEWS cast..

    Mason Saturday, 07 November 2015 06:34 PM

    This is enforcement of law and order under the "yahapalanaya" regime.Sauce for MR is good for MS as well.

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