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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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  • Godagampala Rohana Saturday, 11 August 2012 05:44 AM

    Yes, Police should interfere - no problem, this is SriLanka not Ellam.

    Nodrog Sunday, 12 August 2012 07:39 AM

    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.

    Nodrog Sunday, 12 August 2012 05:11 AM

    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?

    Lanka Liar Sunday, 12 August 2012 01:43 AM

    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

    Lanka Liar Sunday, 12 August 2012 01:35 AM

    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.

    N K Ratnam Saturday, 11 August 2012 08:58 PM

    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

    tamil Saturday, 11 August 2012 02:27 PM

    oh no.. that policy is for tamils.. you guys can enjoy the freedom.. thanks again..

    I Hussein Saturday, 11 August 2012 12:31 PM

    When a boy died.....' sound so innocent, isnt it.
    That boy as well as this bouy were killed ruthlessly by one party.

    sunanda Saturday, 11 August 2012 08:27 AM

    This is necessary. It was done not inly in Tamil Areas.
    When a boy died at Katunayake, Police did the samething.

    Nodrog Saturday, 11 August 2012 06:05 AM

    Police may have been right because unruly elements could have used the occasion to create trouble which may have resulted in more unnecessary deaths.

    Amarathunga Chandika Saturday, 11 August 2012 05:47 AM

    SriLankan Police Department has all the rights to interfere in any criminal acts in our Island. Goahead, this is one country called SriLanka.

    terror Friday, 10 August 2012 02:36 PM

    Typical NGO's.. trying to get some publicity.

    Bikechain Bubbleband Saturday, 11 August 2012 05:25 AM

    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.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 11 August 2012 05:23 AM

    Leaving the funderrmental human rights, the security measures also equally vital at this crucial stage, mind it.

    ROSHAN Saturday, 11 August 2012 05:18 AM

    Pls allow them ,if you feel tamil are integrity of sri lanka

    Saman Saturday, 11 August 2012 04:50 AM

    Meka policiye ekekuta unanam?

    Piyasena Saturday, 11 August 2012 04:40 AM

    INHUMAN BASTARDS.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 11 August 2012 03:51 AM

    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.

    Albert Friday, 10 August 2012 04:30 PM

    We are marching towards a grave yard...I mean the GOSL.

    Raj Friday, 10 August 2012 03:21 PM

    we are marching towards a Totalitarian state. What a pity.

    RamUk Friday, 10 August 2012 02:52 PM

    court order to stop gatering for funeral by police. Inhuman behaviour never change these guys in to civilise ppl


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