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Police attempted to disrupt prisoner’s funeral: AFHR

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Activists for Human Rights (AFHR) today alleged that the Jaffna Police attempted to influence family members to conduct the funeral of Mariadas Navis Dilrukshan, this evening

AFHR Executive Committee Member Udul Premarathne said the Jaffna Police officials had requested the Jaffna Magistrate to issue a court order to prevent a large crowd from attending Dilrukshana’s funeral.

However, the Jaffna Magistrate had refused to issue such an court order and had advised the family to hold the funeral according to their wishes.

Dilrukshan, a resident of Tathaypoor in Jaffna, was one of the 30 prisoners, who had to be hospitalised after being injured in the Vavuniya Prisons riot. He died on August 8 while being treated at the Ragama Hospital

Meanwhile, Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana confirmed the fact that the Jaffna Police had obtained a court order. However, he said it was not obtained with the intention of influencing the family to hold the funeral today, but to prevent the funeral from being made a political commotion.

“The funeral will be held tomorrow but political rallies or speeches have been prohibited to be held concurrent with the funeral,” he added.(Lakna Paranamanna)




 
 

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-114+22 # terror 2012-08-10 20:06
Typical NGO's.. trying to get some publicity.
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-0+5 # Lanka Liar 2012-08-12 07:13
You are right it looks like the NGOs killed that boy too. When you lie be lavish terror. We are a nation of liars we should do it better. Perhaps we can say that the Police held the funeral and the family refused to help them. Sounds better isn't it
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-19+95 # RamUk 2012-08-10 20:22
court order to stop gatering for funeral by police. Inhuman behaviour never change these guys in to civilise ppl
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-2+3 # Nodrog 2012-08-12 10:41
Have you forgotten these prisoners had food to last weeks, weapons, ammunition, satellite phones in their cells, definitely planning for something big? Do you ever think what would have happened if they got a chance to use those weapons?
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-14+99 # Raj 2012-08-10 20:51
we are marching towards a Totalitarian state. What a pity.
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-14+83 # Albert 2012-08-10 22:00
We are marching towards a grave yard...I mean the GOSL.
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-9+53 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2012-08-11 09:21
Now there is no freedom even to give a dignified burial for a dead man. Even that is controlled by the police and army proving that we are slowly going towards militarisation of all activities.
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-3+17 # tamil 2012-08-11 19:57
oh no.. that policy is for tamils.. you guys can enjoy the freedom.. thanks again..
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-2+2 # Nodrog 2012-08-12 13:09
Its time you guys stopped feeling sorry for yourselves and blaming everyone and everything for the perceived 'situ' you are in and started doing things for yourselves. The sympathy card you always play is getting kind of stale now.
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-1+42 # Piyasena 2012-08-11 10:10
INHUMAN BASTARDS.
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-1+24 # Saman 2012-08-11 10:20
Meka policiye ekekuta unanam?
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-1+36 # ROSHAN 2012-08-11 10:48
Pls allow them ,if you feel tamil are integrity of sri lanka
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-33+3 # Kiris Baba Amaray 2012-08-11 10:53
Leaving the funderrmental human rights, the security measures also equally vital at this crucial stage, mind it.
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-36+3 # Bikechain Bubbleband 2012-08-11 10:55
Govt. don't leave room LTTE-2 to start again. It is important that Armed Security Officials should be arranged prior to the funeral take place.
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-42+5 # Godagampala Rohana 2012-08-11 11:14
Yes, Police should interfere - no problem, this is SriLanka not Ellam.
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-40+6 # Amarathunga Chandika 2012-08-11 11:17
SriLankan Police Department has all the rights to interfere in any criminal acts in our Island. Goahead, this is one country called SriLanka.
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-38+8 # Nodrog 2012-08-11 11:35
Police may have been right because unruly elements could have used the occasion to create trouble which may have resulted in more unnecessary deaths.
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-19+2 # sunanda 2012-08-11 13:57
This is necessary. It was done not inly in Tamil Areas.
When a boy died at Katunayake, Police did the samething.
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-1+14 # I Hussein 2012-08-11 18:01
When a boy died.....' sound so innocent, isnt it.
That boy as well as this bouy were killed ruthlessly by one party.
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-1+4 # N K Ratnam 2012-08-12 02:28
DM you will be as guilty as the murderers who bludgeoned to death two prisoners and injured 30 others. By deliberately hiding the truth behind the incident you are condoning impunity. This will inevitably lead to loss of trust in the justice system. This in turn will only lead to the victims resorting to extra-judicial methods to seek "justice". Please please play your part as a responsible media to uphold the rule of law so that we do not see any more bloodshed in this island
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-1+3 # Lanka Liar 2012-08-12 07:05
I thought according to the police the boy didnt die. So why the funeral. Any thing is possible in this beautiful country. Please support Mervin for president and Pillaiyan as his deputy.
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