Video: Kanthilatha’s mother arrested by police and remanded

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The counsel appearing for the 35-year old woman, who was allegedly assaulted by a policeman at the Ratnapura bus terminal, said today his clients’ 65-year-old mother had been arrested on Wednesday and remanded over false allegations of prostitution.

“The victim- Kanthilatha’s mother was taken by the Police while she was visiting a shop in Ratnapura claiming they wanted to know a few details. But they arrested her on false allegations instead of questioning and had produced her before the magistrate yesterday morning. She was remanded for seven days on charges of prostitution,” Counsel Udul Premaratne said.   

He said the Police could not arrest persons without any charges or only because their relatives committed a crime.“The interesting part is that the Police Spokesman has denied the arrest of Kanthilatha’s mother when she was arrested in Ratnapura and also remanded for a week,” he said.

Kanthilatha accompanied by the Counsel today lodged a complaint at the Police Headquarters urging justice to be meted to her.

“I have two children. My husband left us 10 years ago and I don’t even have my father. I’m the one who takes care of my children and my old mother. Poverty has driven me to this condition today. The police officer who assaulted me made a few moves but I rejected them saying I don’t want to do anything with police officers,” Kanthilatha said.

She said the police officer had assaulted her out of nowhere when she was visiting the town one day. Following the incident she had made a complaint to the Ratnapura police the same day but the police had later denied her making a complaint.

“Some police officers approached me one day and held me captive in a hotel room after the assault incident. They even offered me Rs.3,000 and also three heroin packets. Another officer took me to the police station later that day and then the police officers asked me to settle the incident,” she said.

She said some of participants in the pro-police protest against her had also been with her and were now turning a blind eye on her. (Sanath Desmond and Lahiru pothmulla)


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  • the last Dinosaur Saturday, 04 October 2014 03:42 PM

    she should be proud of her... all the guys who call her prostitute and say she has sinned... would be in the queue to get her service if she offers it freely.. via DM Android App

    A W Abdulkany Friday, 03 October 2014 08:44 PM

    The society is responsible for her condition today. Poverty has driven her to earn a living through a way she thought would ease her family responsibility. It is a crime to treat her in this manner. Help her to lead a respectful life. via DM Android App

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 05 October 2014 09:54 AM

    What a stupid police force we have. The so called Police spokesperson mostly looks like a clown in trying to suppress news relating to illegal acts of the cops. The woman seems to have been more sinned than sinning. The funny thing is how the policemen try to stand "erect" in front of helpless women whilst bending over backwards to please their political masters.

    sara Friday, 03 October 2014 03:17 PM

    let the Police man who has not committed any sin throw the first stone at this woman.

    Police Department aught to be ashamed of the behaviour of majority of them who knows, and fit only boot licking.

    king police Friday, 03 October 2014 03:22 PM

    this is the pawul paksa police. this is how pawul paks law and order in this country

    Aso San Friday, 03 October 2014 03:40 PM

    A disgusting country to live in. No surprise people try to flee.

    Sungirala Sunday, 05 October 2014 04:37 AM

    Stupid cop screwd up in public...it's going to be a court case now...prepare to pay the hooker looser..!!

    mount Friday, 03 October 2014 09:19 PM

    Demanding on innocents.

    Ran Friday, 03 October 2014 03:57 PM

    She has nothing to lose! The officers have many to lose !

    This is why decent people keep away from the ladies of this fame!!

    Now that they touched her, in whatever way, pay her up!!!

    Ashraf Nazim Friday, 03 October 2014 03:59 PM

    Even if she has acted immorality, the sadist policeman has no right to assault her inhumanly or otherwise. The police have become bootlickers and henchmen of politicians

    Dammika Friday, 03 October 2014 04:06 PM

    Best Police in the World ...

    Goviralaya Friday, 03 October 2014 04:11 PM

    Anything is possible with this corrupt set up.
    Whatever it is said and done the Police have created another hero. They will be the losers now but the winners at the end of the day silencing the victim by force. This is the bitter fact


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