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7 October 2014 02:19 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Police said today they had asked the man who videoed a woman being beaten by a policeman in Ratnapura to give a statement as he is wanted as a witness.

However, the Police said any individual had the right to video any incident.

The victim has still not made a statement to the police.

The Police had asked the woman who was assaulted by a policeman at the Ratnapura Bus Terminus to report at the police station to record here statement so that she could be referred to a medical checkup.

So far 15 statements from eyewitnesses have been recorded. Police Headquarters interdicted the Police Sergeant on September 29 after the video went viral on the internet last month.

  Comments - 11

  • alaya Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:09 PM

    To shoot the messenger via DM Android App

    mount Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:24 PM

    They can verify the video is original or animation. Police need to stop these types videos.

    the last Dinosaur Wednesday, 08 October 2014 04:49 AM

    I wonder why the police haven't said that the video is a fabricated one. .. a part if international conspiracy. .. to discredit the heroic police department of mother land. via DM Android App

    PG Wednesday, 08 October 2014 02:04 AM

    This is an act of discrimination among ordinary people by the POLICE.

    EMPULZE Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:08 AM

    What more are you get statements frim 15 eye witnesses Gonna scare the person who videod it via DM Android App

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:16 AM

    What the hell? In today's world one doesn't have to be a professional videographer, one can take instant videos via ones mobile phone. The Poiice are trying to intimidate future recorders of Police brutality and silence them with threats. The only thing teh Police should do is to check teh authencity of the video and not call him/her as a witness. The Victim was further victimised by the police by arresting the victims 65 year old mother for running a prostitution ring. REALLY now? and what our judges would do is already a known fact. Recently a Police officer in California was videoed assaulting a homeless woman and a passer by motorist videoed the scene. within a month the courts ordered the police to pay the homeless woman 1.5 MILLION US dollars.

    Crazy Man Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:29 AM

    Do they think this is a part of a tele-drama?

    Upali Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:31 AM

    Police wants a statement from the videographer or want to bump him / her, off to teach a lesson for others to mind their own business.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:51 AM

    He may have to give a statement and he will be jailed. This is SriLankan Police Department acts under the control of the UPFA Government.

    Sylvia Haik Wednesday, 08 October 2014 10:57 AM

    He/she would at least be charged with filming without permission and get the maximum prison sentence allowed. His family will not be safe either. E.g. the victims mother.

    John Wednesday, 08 October 2014 04:53 PM

    Sri Lanka is becoming just like U.S.A this is very common and normal in the U.S with white cops. Worst kind.

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