Video: I was discharged despite my head pains: Sasini

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Sasini Sandeepani the female student seen in photographs being beaten by a policeman during the HNDA protest at Ward Place said she was discharged by the Colombo National Hospital doctors despite her complains of constant head pains.

At an Inter-University Students’ Federation organized media briefing today, 21-year-old Sasini said she was still having head pains though she was advised to go home on October 30.

“Because my head pains are still continuing, my parents consulted a private a doctor to do a check-up. After the check-up he advised that I be hospitalized and undergo a CT scan immediately,” she said.

She described how she was repeatedly beaten by the police during the clash between the police and the students.

“We were washing our faces at the pond after the fired tear gas when policemen and anti-riot squad personnel suddenly descended on us and started beating us. I fell when I was beaten several times on my spine. Even then they did not stop beating me,” Sasini said. Meanwhile, Sasini’s father Kingsley Kumarasiri said they had received telephone calls claiming they were from the Cinnamon Gardens Police asking Sasini to report to the police to give a statement.

He said they did not take their daughter to the particular police station fearing for her Sasini since they were doubtful about the telephone calls received.

IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara challenged any senior police officer for a debate and asked the police not to act like comedians by attempting to cover up the truth. (Piyumi Fonseka)



 
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  • Cobra Monday, 02 November 2015 06:40 AM

    Probably because the fight was not over and she was needed at the front!!!

    Independent Monday, 02 November 2015 06:52 AM

    HND can never be given the status of a degree. This can never be done. Students should not work for the interest of politically motivated student unions. These students are getting free education from public money, while lot of students pay for their education. They should be thankful and do their studies well.

    Medical attention Monday, 02 November 2015 07:15 AM

    The Govt should admit her to a private hospital or even send her abroad for a report and treatment. Preferebly abroad, as a private institution (in Sri Lanka)can be threatened by the Police Farce.

    ANTON Monday, 02 November 2015 07:39 AM

    POLICI HONDAY KEEWATH VARADEE....... SASINI HODAY KEEWATH VARADEE. ..... KIYANDA ATHI EKA MEKAY, BOLAAGE MAHA UN WARADI KIYAA.........

    Golliwog Monday, 02 November 2015 07:50 AM

    The Sri Lanka medical, police and education systems had dropped to a very low level. It can go no lower. The new government should rectify this problem.

    Mr. A/L Monday, 02 November 2015 07:55 AM

    It is true that police behavior is not accepted, while the same time you need to realize that only those who passed A/L with proper grads should be awarded degrees.

    Dee Monday, 02 November 2015 08:03 AM

    Pawu. Such an innocent flower .

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 02 November 2015 08:55 AM

    The behavior of the police show that we are still an uncivilized race.

    jegan Monday, 02 November 2015 03:43 PM

    I agree with your comment. I would have been better if you have pointed out how police in australia react in such situation.

    Anura Monday, 02 November 2015 03:56 PM

    No one has asked Saman to go Australia. When you are in Rome act like a Roman. Do not compare.

    CITIZEN Monday, 02 November 2015 09:45 AM

    Were the Doctors bullied by the Police or the Doctors are conniving with the Police or any other influential persons???

    Labby Monday, 02 November 2015 10:03 AM

    To say that one is having head pains, or any pain for that matter, is probably the easiest thing to do. Let the CT scan revel the truth.

    SAM Monday, 02 November 2015 04:44 PM

    Dear LAL, All this hazard because of free education. If no free education, no students on roads with fool demands.

    NAF Monday, 02 November 2015 10:09 AM

    Batalanda Era start again

    Lima Monday, 02 November 2015 10:22 AM

    YOU ALL SHOULD NOT BEHAVE IN DESTROYING THE COUNTRY , VERY HARDLY WE GOT THE FREEDOM AFTER JAN 08 FROM THE MURDERER/ROBBER REGIME. NOW YOU ALL ARE HIRED BY

    Lanka Tuesday, 03 November 2015 04:09 AM

    If one is "educated", this would not have happened!

    Samira Yatawaththage Monday, 02 November 2015 10:49 AM

    study inside the campus instead of being in roads. Government approved your application to peruse studies not protests

    Sri Lankan Monday, 02 November 2015 10:57 AM

    Next time during protests , stay at home and cook some "del" and serve your loved ones.

    Dee Monday, 02 November 2015 06:11 PM

    Get t

    Gobba Monday, 02 November 2015 11:23 AM

    The Govt better take quick action on this and get to the truth. Then punish the wrong doers. Video evidence is pretty clear. Pls do not make the ppl feel as if they are back in the MR ages.This is now getting ridiculous.

    Kondaya Tuesday, 03 November 2015 06:40 AM

    Dear student you may be correct befor your rally we have seen more but still your problem in the stage. Now managers are those who fought earlier via DM Android App

    kondaya77 Sunday, 01 November 2015 10:40 PM

    When you lay down with the dogs you get fleas!

    Fassey Sunday, 01 November 2015 10:46 PM

    Private doctors sometimes for nothing they take CT scans. All this is just drama

    basil Monday, 02 November 2015 12:33 PM

    What action was taken against the Police Officer who assaulted this girl. He should be immediately interdicted pending action against him. He has brought disrepute to the entire Police. Most of the Police Officers are good and only few of them are like this. IGP must act immediately on this to save the Police Department.

    god Monday, 02 November 2015 12:44 PM

    well said

    Sonali Monday, 02 November 2015 02:58 AM

    The policemen who assault people at protest marches are not the ones who should take the sole blame. The higher officials who give them the orders to carry out these brutal assaults are the ones who should be pulled up and held accountable.

    LAL Monday, 02 November 2015 01:08 PM

    Question is about the Police attack. We cannot justify the attack because of free education.

    mola Monday, 02 November 2015 03:07 AM

    Disgusting police brutality. And how they can lie !!! Hope this young woman gets compensated and the brute who behaved like a savage gets his punishment. Well, can only hope.

    CITIZEN Monday, 02 November 2015 01:22 PM

    Although the students commenced the protest as a peaceful one later the response of the Police forced them to be unruly. But, as the Police has to maintain law and order it is, no doubt, their responsibility to control the situation. For this purpose, the minimum force they resort to should have stopped at "the water-jet and tear gas attack" instead of resorting to physical attack. It is this abuse of interpretation of "minimum force" that is regrettable and brings disrepute to the Police!

    saman Monday, 02 November 2015 03:20 AM

    Young lady, be grateful for what you get for free by the government. Work hard and pass your exams and be good citizen of SL. In Australia where I live, most students would pay up to AUD$6000 per semester to complete a 3 year undergraduate course. For a full course it would cost them up to AUD$6000 X 2 X 3 plus text books and other stuff. Once graduated, students have to pay all back along with their income tax (we pay 60c for every dollar we earn) to the government. Government is not responsible for offering us jobs. We are responsible for finding a job. So be grateful for what you have and work hard. Good luck!

    Lima Monday, 02 November 2015 01:25 PM

    THIS IS WHAT WHEN YOU GIVE FREE EDUCATION , THEY CREATE ALL SORT OF TROUBLE , THE GOVT OF THE DAY HAS TO FACE THE ISSUE FROM THE SUPPORTERS OF THE LAST GOVT. THIS IS HAPPENING IN SRI LANKA SINCE LONG. IT IS A SABOTAGE , NOT WILLING ANY GOVT TO GO ALONG AND DEVELOP THE COUNTRY.. WHY THE HELL THESE STUDENTS WANT TO PROTEST . THE POLICE DID THE RIGHT THING. NO BLAME ON POLICE. IF THE STUDENTS TAKE THE LAW TO THEIR HANDS , THEN POLICE HAS TO BATON CHARGE

    Rom Monday, 02 November 2015 03:44 AM

    Over to you Mr.Spokesperson!!, try and cover this up and fall on your face !!!

    Dr.Raghavan Pathmanathan Monday, 02 November 2015 03:46 AM

    The Police should hang their heads in shame for assaulting unarmed students.Application of brutal force was unwanted particularly on the female students.

    pperea Monday, 02 November 2015 05:47 AM

    How would a man beat a girl like that repeatedly. Were those police dogs intoxicated or thirsty for blood???? ?They should be sent to jail or hell, they have no place here. Yes, education is free but just to keep it free for thousands of poor kids in this land there were hundreds of students paid with their lives. So the rest can get a education, have a life. If those students have money, they wont waste time rather they enjoy time sipping scotch at nightclubs just like little princes of our great politicians.Where is the justice!!!

    YAMAYA Monday, 02 November 2015 05:49 AM

    Law less Police Stste, People must not resprct to this kind of devils


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