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Professor Dinesh K. Gunasekara yesterday lodged a criminal complaint against former Minister Mervyn Silva at the Police Headquarters based on having publicly tied a Samurdhi Officer to a tree in August 2010.

“This was one of the most inhumane acts carried out by a person holding public office. According to the complaint the offence committed by Mr. Silva was a violation of the Criminal Code and Sri Lanka’s Constitution because it is only a police or a judicial officer who can arrest or detain a citizen of the country,” the complainant told Daily Mirror. “I was living abroad all these years and prior to my departure I had spearheaded public interest litigation. Upon my arrival I found that there had been no proceedings instituted by the Police or any other state agencies against this act and the person who had carried out, therefore I decided to lodge a criminal complaint against Mervyn Silva,” he said.

Prof. Gunasekara said if the police did not investigate his complaint he would not hesitate to institute legal proceedings in Court against the notorious minister.( Hafeel Farisz and Darshana Sanjeewa)
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  • Gamarala Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:41 AM

    Prof. GunesekereIf we have people like yourself Sri Lanka need not suffer the way it. Is now suffering.Please continue with the good work you are doing for the country and its people irrespective of race, religion or any other difference.

    maddy Wednesday, 18 March 2015 11:52 AM

    Thank you professor for having a backbone to stand against this good for nothing dirty politician!

    Don Wednesday, 18 March 2015 11:53 AM

    We have to appreciate this kind of gentlemen who love and respect our country.Please police go ahead with complain and do the justice for the country.

    Lankan Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:56 AM

    What a shame GL. You were too part of this inhumanity. You are not HERO you are ZERO. I salute you real Professor Gunasekera via DM Android App

    konara wanigasekara Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:00 PM

    Well done professor. The place for criminals is the jail.

    Dessbandu Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:10 PM

    Therese most innhuman episode was entier drama was happening in front of police officers.

    asfar Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:14 PM

    all good citizens are with you sir.

    Kanishkawijesinghe Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:58 PM

    Sir, you are a real HERO

    willowsd Wednesday, 18 March 2015 01:05 PM

    Sir, keep up the good work

    observer Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:04 PM

    We need to have more people like this kind.highly appreciate your move sir.

    Prem Nath Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:05 PM

    Dish same punishment but in birthday suit.

    Rama Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:10 AM

    Mervin silva is a great political leader. this is political witch-hunt

    mawella prematilleke Wednesday, 18 March 2015 01:56 PM

    As expatriate university lectures, We are proud of you taking legal action against this so called bogus roudy doctoral degree holder

    BenSilva Wednesday, 18 March 2015 02:00 PM

    What Mervin did was wrong. We need a national org. to deal with abuse of power. Well done Prof you are a hero.

    Lakshman De Silva Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:49 AM

    All crimes per the penal code has to be investigated and indicted irrespective of the criminals standing


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