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By Pradeep Pathirana & Sanath Desmond


Relatives of a man who died while in police custody this morning have raised suspicion over the circumstances which led to his demise despite the police claiming he died of a heart attack.

The 34 year old man, identified as Nalaka Peiris, died at the Kottawa police station this morning after being arrested last night over his inability to produce identification documents.

According to the police the victim was wanted over several robberies but his friends and relatives said he was not a criminal. The relatives who had visited the police station this morning were told he had died while in police custody after suffering a heart attack.

His body was taken to the Kalubowila hospital this morning. Relatives and friends of the victim had gathered outside the police station today and are now demanding an inquiry over his death. (Daily Mirror online)









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  • Tuesday, 25 May 2010 04:30 AM

    Dont you know..this is Sri Lanka...

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 05:12 AM

    Dear Defence Minister,

    How many time repeat this ? What's your action ? Why it happening again and again ? We are awaiting your immediate action and answer !!!!

    Monday, 24 May 2010 04:55 PM

    Bamba, Angulana, Kottawa, all are the same.

    Monday, 24 May 2010 05:26 PM

    The postmortem report will reveal the truth!

    Monday, 24 May 2010 10:44 AM

    Suspicion ???
    Why ???
    Don't we have faith in our Police force ???

    Monday, 24 May 2010 06:53 PM

    HE DID NOT HAVE ANY NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD, BUT WAS IDENTIFIED AS 'NALAKA PEIRIS'? ... WHAT ACTION IS THE PRESIDENT GOING TO TAKE?

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:04 AM

    Another one bites the dust.

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:08 AM

    Do you remember Bamba?

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:08 AM

    JMO will determine the cause of death.

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:15 AM

    Confusing ! He did not have an ID but the police identified him as Nalaka Peiris.

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:16 AM

    sri lanka -people suspect the police. is it correct ??

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:27 AM

    Yes, but this is Kotta!!

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:28 AM

    Funny country everything is funny

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:33 AM

    How does the police know he got a heart attack ? And its quite rare you get hear attacks at the age of 34 :)

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:35 AM

    Oooh... once again???

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:42 AM

    Hope for justice

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:49 AM

    Another death in custody? whether deliberate or natural
    bring bitter taste in the mouth of the Custodians.
    Public always have suspicion on police of foul play.

    Monday, 24 May 2010 11:51 AM

    An independent inquiry is in order.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 01:30 AM

    Remember what has happened to the (2) main murder supects of Angulana and Bamba police. They died in fiscal custody. Kotta police guys will also face the same fate.

    Monday, 24 May 2010 12:22 PM

    Didn't they produce the weapon, the hand bomb or the Kudu?

    Monday, 24 May 2010 12:25 PM

    It is a waste of time arguing or having doubts, as Lokka said, the cause will be established after the post mortem. It is tragic and the question should be was it inevitable.

    Monday, 24 May 2010 12:26 PM

    bamba case was in front of the camera here no camera.but incident is almost same

    Monday, 24 May 2010 12:36 PM

    How did police say he died of heart attack. Did they conduct the post mortem?. How can they win the heart of people doing this type of things.

    Monday, 24 May 2010 01:02 PM

    JMO?? probably will say the same baila the police is saying!!!

    Monday, 24 May 2010 01:04 PM

    JMO is not our baby he is Police baby

    Monday, 24 May 2010 01:19 PM

    34 years? Died of Heat Attack while in Police Custody? JMO over to you Sir we need you honorable independent opinion

    Monday, 24 May 2010 01:20 PM

    Same old story. It's like the 'Wolf,wolf' yarn. Even if the cops are telling the truth, how can anyone believe them?????

    Monday, 24 May 2010 01:31 PM

    Heart attack at 34 years of age...??

    Monday, 24 May 2010 01:53 PM

    Its more likely a case of attack on the heart !

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 03:53 AM

    THIS IS HOW YOUR GOING TO GET YOUR HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD STRAIGHT.


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