Last Updated : 03-09-2014 02:51

 

 
 

Man dies in Wadduwa police cell

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A 42-year-old  father of three identified who was a key witness in a Human Right case filed against the Wadduwa Police OIC and Police constables  was found dead inside the cell of the Wadduwa police station on Sunday.

The relatives of the victim said they were suspicious about the death and  requested the Inspector General of Police to hold an inquiry.

Panadura Acting Magistrate Ramani De Saram visited the Wadduwa Police, inspected the  police cell and held the Magisterial Inquiry. She recorded the evidence of the victim’s eldest son Thushara Sampath  who said he was informed on on Sunday morning that his father Chandrasiri Dahanayaka had been arrested by the policemen of the Wadduwa Police while he was cycling along the Galle Road  at Thalpitiya South.

The police alleged he was in the possession of two ganja cigars. When the son went to the Wadduwa police  to meet his father who was in the Police cell he saw a bleeding injury on his face. He had come home and informed his mother.  When he came back to the police again he was told that his father had died and the police had taken the body to the Panadura Base Hospital.

The witness told the acting magistrate that his father was a key witness in a human right case filed against the Wadduwa Police OIC and certain police constables by a hotel owner.  The witness said he suspected that the police had assaulted his father as an act of revenge. Panadura AJMO Dr.  S Sumbamanium performed the autopsy and said he was unable to confirm the cause of the death.

He recommended that the specimen of certain parts of the body be sent to the Government Analyst for examination and report. Further inquiry was put off for April 20.

Panadura Police are conducting investigations on the direction of the Panadura SSP  H M Dharmasena.

Meanwhile the matter was brought to the notice of D I G Western Province and the Inspector General of Police by the children and relatives of the deceased who called for an impartial inquiry into the death of Chandrasiri Dahanayake. (K. S. Fernando)





 
 

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-2+182 # Sam 2012-04-17 11:50
Impartial inquiry? in this country? my foot. Law of the jungle.
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-9+119 # Sunil Ataha 2012-04-17 12:01
Gota over to you
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-4+71 # Senerath 2012-04-17 12:40
You are a comic, a real comic lol.
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-1+109 # Citizen Silva 2012-04-17 12:13
Mr. Kiriella vindicated for saving one life by not revealing the name of the mother who found the policeman who abducted her so.
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-0+96 # Ram Perera 2012-04-17 12:15
If the AJMO panadura is unable to confirm the cause of death, whilst the Govrnment Analyst does his part another autopsy must be held by a more senior Doctor in Colombo. Cause of death is very vital in the investigation when the alleged suspects are the Police
Ram
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-0+16 # Shaik Ahamath 2012-04-17 18:45
The absolute independence of the AJMO Panadura must be confirmed if justice is seen to be done. If the AJMO has to depend on the police for his clients, then that has to change to guarantee impartiality.
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-2+141 # Vish 2012-04-17 12:23
These bloody policemen should be hung. Maha Rajo can you see what is happening. When your bloody GOLAYAS are shooting each other braod day light middle of the road what can you expect from the MONKEY POlice?
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-0+98 # Guti Kana Ratawesiya 2012-04-17 12:50
When Gura does something standing, the Golayas doing it while running.
Poor Mother Sri Lanka...!!!
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-0+109 # Asitha 2012-04-17 12:27
Gota. Are you in concious or unconciou over this matter. Do we have a law and order in this country?
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-0+53 # Gamini Sen 2012-04-17 13:14
Conscious to safe gueard the unconscious, Otherwise unconscious totally.
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-0+92 # Roshan Khan 2012-04-17 12:32
The people who has the power can do anything,
others must shut their everything ...

Wonder of Asia ... !!! Superb.
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-0+33 # Eng 2012-04-17 12:33
huh...
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-1+29 # hema 2012-04-17 12:37
police unta owa business karana ungen pagawa ganna puluwan .....bona evunwa thama maranne....ane mehema neethiyak .
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-1+55 # Kolomba Kaka 2012-04-17 12:38
Another HR case closed for good! More fodder for UNHCR?
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-0+68 # faqi 2012-04-17 12:50
A second autopsy should be performed immediately on the body as the first one says - undetermined - I am not surprised as the doctor who performed the autopsy is a Tamil in a Sinhala area and would not want to cross swords with the local police. It is imperative a second autopsy be performed to find the cause of death. In the mean time the OIC and other Police personnel should be sent on administrative leave until the cause of death is determined before they try to cover their tracks.
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-0+118 # Sajith 2012-04-17 12:55
Do you realizse now that the UN resolution against Sri Lanka was not against the country, but against the bad governnance.
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-5+86 # buffaloa citizen 2012-04-17 13:14
Three cheers for UN, USA and India. Now we know who Russians and Chinese actually are.
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-2+55 # Asitha 2012-04-17 15:10
Yes very true, Some of the people who put comments in favour of the government and shop to it, What would guys say now. If at least even a one person support current regime it is shame on you.
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-1+88 # raj 2012-04-17 12:56
and some people wanted Lakshman Kiriella to discolose the witness on abduction case. No wonder he refused to do that.
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-0+69 # lovesri 2012-04-17 13:01
Condolence to the family members.
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-0+31 # Fithna 2012-04-17 13:05
Baduma Thama.
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-1+66 # Surfing Citizen 2012-04-17 13:08
only way to get justice is to send the body overseas for an autopsy and get a true and Independent medical report. hope someone will come forward and sponsor to achieve this. all state institutions are crooked right from the top to the core.
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-3+30 # buffaloa citizen 2012-04-17 15:02
The world realised this many years ago. We Sri Lankans naturally take time because we like patriotic baila.
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-2+51 # Private Eye 2012-04-17 13:20
Does this story not sound familiar. It seesm to be occuring with frightening regularity. In GOD we trust ......
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-3+43 # Fusion 2012-04-17 15:00
5 years ago if someone said SL will be like North Korea, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, etc I would have said 'impossible' with a huge laugh. But now......It is becoming a no-win situation for the people.
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-2+44 # peter 2012-04-17 15:03
Situation is very pathetic.
No human rights are respected by the authorities responsible.
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-25+17 # sltk2004 2012-04-17 15:03
This looks like an international conspiracy to tarnish the image of the Sri Lankan Police and the government in general.
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-2+29 # Ruwani 2012-04-17 15:23
what a hell?? sri lanka brutal police.?
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-0+34 # Kris 2012-04-17 15:45
When you analyse and compare a normal citizen and a Police constable, I think normal people should be given weapons to control policemen who are upto all dirty work.
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-0+38 # willows 2012-04-17 16:00
over to UNHRC
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-1+20 # francis 2012-04-17 18:15
shame shame sri lankabeing a buddhist country why people are so wicked govt must punish the culprits dont defend the villany police
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