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Video shows police officer attacking protester

2017-10-06 18:09:17
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A video footage captured following the joint opposition-led protest held at Hambantota today, showed a senior police officer assaulting an arrested protester.

Meanwhile, posting the video on his Twitter page, MP Namal Rajapaksa asked, “A.S.P. Daluwaththa, is this Yahapalanaya?”  

When contacted, Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said he was yet to see the video.


  Comments - 26

  • ala Friday, 6 October 2017 18:24

    Don't mislead people with wrong captions DM

    Reply : 45       67

    A. Jayasekara Saturday, 7 October 2017 19:31

    What is wrong with the caption you Toyya ? DM is exactly right.

    Reply : 3       3

    Nihal Friday, 6 October 2017 18:27

    Why it is a surprise? We all know Sri Lankan Police are thugs.

    Reply : 32       65

    dayan Friday, 6 October 2017 18:29

    He is not police officer. Looks like a bull. Dis-reputing the police department. what has he achieved in salting the man.

    Reply : 25       45

    AM Friday, 6 October 2017 19:02

    Not an issue. A court order was issued, misbehaved, controlled by police. Now govt cannot be lenient as the country is in the developing stage. I think Lee Kwan Liu methods are required to control the thuggery.

    Reply : 28       94

    daham Friday, 6 October 2017 20:55

    Lee Kwan was not a robber like this yamapaalana fellowes. Whole country will come to road at very neat future against the government. Police and Army won't be able to prevent it. You wait and see.

    Reply : 69       28

    Logan Friday, 6 October 2017 21:35

    You have the typical third world mentality.

    Reply : 14       50

    A. Jayasekara Saturday, 7 October 2017 19:27

    You are a bloody fool to make such a comment hiding behind "AM". Court order or not, the police can't assault people for whatever reason. The goon cop must be taken to task and so should idiots like you, AM.

    Reply : 3       2

    Harry Friday, 6 October 2017 19:18

    Law in the hands of uniformed officers! Guess this protest haven't disrupted the lives of innocent people as was done by the GMOA and why not the same treatment is given for them?

    Reply : 8       65

    HP Saturday, 7 October 2017 16:20

    I regret to inform that Harry is a psychopath. His theory was used by Idi Amin in 70s. To my understanding is the law is under the supremacy of courts the law and the police have been appointed to maintain the civil law.

    Reply : 3       0

    stardust Friday, 6 October 2017 19:18

    They should have assaulted Namal via DM Android App

    Reply : 15       85

    fucka palanaya Friday, 6 October 2017 19:41

    see how this yahapalanaya police behave. They hit normal wrong doers like this. But the real thugs who appeared in mount lavinia for Rohinya case still main thugs are not arrested... These police like to hit only to the haal messo tikaata... and not for chandeee raja

    Reply : 52       41

    malij Friday, 6 October 2017 21:25

    Pathetic. During the last regime they shot and killed protesters.

    Reply : 12       76

    Sambo Friday, 6 October 2017 20:47

    So what? The police are engaged with hooligans. The media is trying make millage with videos. They have been treated too well by the police.

    Reply : 17       54

    A. Jayasekara Saturday, 7 October 2017 19:29

    You should be dealt with Sambo.

    Reply : 3       1

    Chethiyasena Friday, 6 October 2017 20:50

    What a shameless cop!Seems he's settling a personal score.Well ! He's only an ASP.Remember the Navy Chief -leading a " piloting" op?Another guy died in custody yesterday or so!And that Embilipitiya case.SL police is a shame even to the third world!One of the worst in the world I guess.

    Reply : 21       30

    karthik Friday, 6 October 2017 21:03

    Namal - Good question on Yahapalanaya. can you remember when you all were in power how you handled such protests?

    Reply : 10       68

    A. Jayasekara Saturday, 7 October 2017 19:30

    Karthik toyya, are you trying to justify this ?

    Reply : 4       2

    Kumar Friday, 6 October 2017 21:39

    If the Bar Association has any balls then it should mount a private prosecution using its best Lawyers against the thug in uniform. Otherwise close your Association.

    Reply : 37       18

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Saturday, 7 October 2017 22:46

    Bar association of Sri Lanka is the most respectable independent organization in this country, I really condemn Mr. Kumar's opinion.

    Reply : 6       0

    fareed Saturday, 7 October 2017 15:59

    Yahapalana is not something that allow rogues to come to the street to protest and create mayhem by breaking the court order. Police office should be promoted for doing his job at a time like this.

    Reply : 1       2

    Arnold Saturday, 7 October 2017 17:44

    When you are breaking the law, others too can break the law.

    Reply : 3       0

    Park Saturday, 7 October 2017 18:17

    Why the leaders of the protest were not locked up? Its only the poor supporters who were locked up. Is this the result of a DEAL?

    Reply : 1       3

    Sambo Saturday, 7 October 2017 19:52

    Please remember that polices personal are also human beings and they don't posses special powers. They are most of the time under pressure from duty as well as politicians and having to deal with such hooligans.

    Reply : 1       2

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Saturday, 7 October 2017 22:44

    Hon. Parliamentarian Namal Rajapakshe is the choreographer and responsible person in this action. How can Police control without mild physical action, If you compare Chennai Sri Lankan High commission was attacked Tamil people in Tamilnadu in this Event, There is no different.

    Reply : 0       1

    Dickie bird Saturday, 7 October 2017 23:19

    Why was this Senior police Officer not wearing his Cap which is an official issue??If he is in uniform as seen, he must put on the Cap too as it is an official issue.How could decipline be maintained when a senior Officer flout it?This improperly dressed Police officer must be given a Charge Sheet and then charge for assaulting a non-violent arrested person without any provocation.

    Reply : 2       0

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