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By Nayanajeewa Bandara

A senior police team has been appointed to investigate a complaint by a woman army deserter who alleged that she had been raped by three police officers including an Inspector from the Buttala Police Station when she went to lodge a complaint against her lover.

Uva Province DIG, H.N.G. Ambanwela has appointed an investigation team under an ASP to hold a formal inquiry into the alleged incident. The woman soldier attached to the Gajaba Regiment is a resident of Udugama in Galle.

It is alleged that she had been in love with a young man from Buttala and had been living with him at his relative’s house after she deserted the army.

In June this year, her lover insisted she undergo an abortion after she told him she was pregnant but as she refused, it led to a dispute between the couple.

The ex solider visited the Buttala Police to lodge a complaint and at the inquiry the couple came to a settlement that they would get married.

However, her lover and his parents chased her away at the dead of night from the house and she had once again visited the Buttala police seeking legal remedy.

It is alleged that instead of helping her, three police officers on duty had raped her and produced her after two days later before Wellawaya Magistrate for deserting the army.

She was later handed over to the Military Police who recorded her complaint against Buttala police. 

The victim was admitted to Diyathalawa hospital and was later transferred to the Badulla Hospital.

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  • Faqi Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:22 PM

    So, what's new? Anyone surprised? I don't think so.

    xlntgson Wednesday, 28 July 2010 10:23 AM

    Is she a bandit queen or the cops (pl.) romantic adventurers?

    bash Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:38 PM


    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:51 PM

    When those who are expected to provide security and safety to public rape them, and those who are expected to deliver fair judgements screw their servants; what can one expect from such animals.

    Saradial Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:52 PM

    Wait! Wait! Wait! IGP will take action after public protest

    ahamed Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:58 PM

    Police men at the Police station have no work therefore they were medleing with the women - this is a real banda choon...

    sadik Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:15 AM

    these policemen should be hanged...where is law and order???

    D Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:23 AM

    I really hate our police.

    Che Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:44 PM


    Suresh Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:46 AM

    Judging from his past appointments, we can expect someone even more incompetent!!

    Suresh Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:48 AM

    His Excellency is too busy planning how he can be president for life to bother about minor issues like this!

    Suresh Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:52 AM

    Gota is too busy arresting people for throwing garbage! They are bigger traitors for messing up the 'wonder of Asia'...!

    Rahmathullah Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:57 PM

    At present, in Sri Lanka, only the 'law of the jungle' is in force. The People are to be blamed for electing this government in.

    Serena Wednesday, 28 July 2010 06:13 AM

    The Police will falsely accuse the victim of being a "huthi" and they were not responsible but her clients. Another war, Police verses Army.

    ROHAN DE ALWIS Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:05 PM

    This is "night duty" for cops!

    Gabriel Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:13 AM

    Shame on those guys, Put them to death!

    Alipola Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:14 AM

    Typical sri lankan behaviour!

    Chaminda Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:15 AM

    Police Police....hehe

    mnsmart Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:19 AM

    This is too much Mr.IGP. we hear to many complains about your crew and this is definitely too much.

    modawansa Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:20 AM

    Good show cops. You are all rounders. Murderers,Accept bribes and cheat people. You are living up to our expectation as true Sri Lankans. Keep up the good work.

    chanaka Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:20 AM

    If this Story is true, really we should be ashamed about about the police department. in the future we can't trust police officers any more.
    Police Head must take proper action. They should also be ashamed about this issue.

    RajasH Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:20 AM

    she may have consented and now crying foul!

    roahsn raz Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:21 AM

    this country has gone to the dogs..rapes, murder, drugs, fraud ,corruption,.. sri lanka is No . 01 . but we still say this is a buddhist country...mmmmm

    bugger Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:21 AM

    Rape ,murder, dead in police custody etc.Who is there to protect us from our police?

    Deva Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:21 AM

    Anybody can realize that under Emergency Regulations with excessive power how these fellows act and abuse the power!

    Farshard Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:22 AM

    good now days news about abortion,suicide at last police rape all the best for sri lanka.....

    Jix Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:22 AM

    Typical of Sri Lanka Police you mean...what damning shame!!!

    tintintin Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:25 AM

    Mr. IGP what would be your comment?? As usual would you defend your cops?? Mr. IGP mind you, police are also directly responsible for the crimes taking place in the country. either they are part of the crime or they do not take any precautions to halt the crimes. But this is another incident where cops involved after recent uni student murder!!!

    Rumesh Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:30 AM

    raping would be legalized in the near future as well as living together..

    dean Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:34 AM

    kawda hora kawda police ?

    salman Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:38 AM

    Police always would be Police..

    smith saudi arabia Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:46 AM

    Where is the damn decipilne........if this happend among ltte they may skinned alive.......

    ram Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:49 AM

    same story happened in some community in very much higher percentage (guess who) and they were covered by the war by all. now it came to their own. May be a reaction now.

    Sena2 Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:27 PM

    Such crimes are committed by people who lack both discipline and any capacity for self-control. 'Red Light Areas' are not going to bring back these essential attributes and render people a disciplined lot. We have to cultivate and practice values, as a way of life!

    Dham Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:54 AM

    What a sham, terrorist free country and police free country. Mr IGP please resign you certificate for Rape ,murder, dead in police custody.

    raj Wednesday, 28 July 2010 12:44 AM

    I think government should hire more females to meet male police officers' needs so that it won't happen again

    Giann Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:07 PM

    Time the IGP resigned from his post. Please appoint a tough, disciplined officer (even a junior officer) as the IGP and raise the reputation of the police. This is absolute shame.

    baba Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:16 PM

    i seen myself poice officer are in night duty is under unfluence of liquor. its not wonder that police is doing all the nasty things on the earth.

    ajith Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:19 PM

    Over to you His Excellency thePresident.
    You see how people are fuming.
    You must be pissed off with these ruffians.
    Do something for god sake.

    azzy Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:23 PM

    Bright future for sri lankan citizens

    Jaminda Mendis Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:52 AM

    After the war they have less work. They may have entered raping to their daily routing since they are jobless.

    Ruwan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:48 PM

    How can make mirical of Asia with this kind of blody Police ?

    Geronimo Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:48 PM

    Come on, Rajash, get real!

    JSilva Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:50 PM


    Lord Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:50 PM

    Oh No, the IGP will rescue by giving a statement that his team did not do any crime. Just like at Rhuhunu Varsity.

    Ajith Wednesday, 28 July 2010 02:42 AM

    no wonder women don't go to police stations.

    Ranjo Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:59 PM

    Were you holding an oil lamp?

    IQBAL Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:02 PM

    Above the Law... How Disgusting!!

    S.Sriranjan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:10 PM

    What happens to the Police???

    citizen1 Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:11 PM

    If they can do this to ex-army, what chances do ordinary citizens stand?

    Rattapakse Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:11 PM

    Gota, are these guys, who are under your ministry, not traitors to the country to be hanged??

    kayesenar Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:22 PM

    RajasH you must be lunatic. Do you expect a woman to have sex with three people one after the other. May be your mother but not everyone. Remember she is an ex-soldier

    Josevata Rokocoko Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:29 PM

    suba anagathayak.....!!!!

    Amal Perera Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:52 PM

    Judges have raped, Cops have raped, who's next???

    Bluff Bluff Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:01 PM

    If judges can why not cops?

    Hemantha Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:06 PM


    ST Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:07 PM

    why ex soldiers have tow horns? when tamils cry for rapes, you guys were creating storuies similar to RajasH

    Practical Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:08 PM

    Wonder if you will say the same thing if your sister or daughter was in the same predicament!

    jc Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:09 PM

    We should listen to IGP,cos he tells the TRUTH..

    Marikar Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:15 PM

    Very seriously, the Government should think of having a "RED LIGHT AREA" in SriLanka, for all these frustrated men to ease their Sexual Desire.

    Babanis Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:19 PM

    Suba Anagathayake

    Jay Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:27 PM

    So much for the so called "Vision" of MR...useless government.

    Ravi Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:50 PM

    yeah! it's time for Mr.president to make a new appointment..

    UDAY Tuesday, 27 July 2010 03:10 PM

    What a deciplene Police & Army, in this status How they can secure Civillians in Sri Lanka, Thank you Daily Mirror for publish this news.

    Booruwa Wednesday, 28 July 2010 04:04 AM

    This is the new culture of today.

    Kalu Malli Wednesday, 28 July 2010 09:36 AM

    This is SRI LANKA POLICE, ha!!!!

    Kalu Malli Wednesday, 28 July 2010 09:40 AM

    how about the WPC's at the buttala police station??? have they undergone this situ already>????

    Thikshana Thursday, 29 July 2010 05:47 AM

    God save the country. The politicians are robbing and the law keepers are raping!

    Suba Wednesday, 28 July 2010 04:36 AM

    The Police is already raping the public! These three cops must be hanged.

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