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The girl who was allegedly harassed by a youth at the Wariyapola Bus Terminus filed a fundamental rights petition against the police officers seeking one million rupees as compensation.

Petitioner Thilini Amalka cited Chandra Kumara alias Selva, Woman Police Constable Abeysinghe, Wariyapola Police OIC, Kurunegala SSP, the DIG, the IGP and the Attorney General as respondents.

The girl who works in a garment factory at Navinna said when she and her friend arrived at the Wariyapola Terminus on August 9 a person later identified as Chandra Kumara approached her and requested her telephone number but she refused to give it to him.

She said this person then pestered and harassed her and being unable to bear it up she and her friend had followed this person and slapped him.

The girl said she lodged a complaint to the Women and Children’s Unit at the Police Headquarters on August 23 stating what happened. Two days after her complaint, she received a telephone call from the Wariyapola Police OIC asking her to come to the police station and record her statement.

At the police station she was asked to stay back and her two lawyers and rights activists who accompanied her were asked to leave.

She said the OIC was of the view the person at the bus terminus had been attacked much more that what could be termed as reasonable and she was arrested.

The girl said she was only trying to protect her modesty and avoid falling prey to his sexual motives.

She said she was forced to undergo a medical examination without her consent and that whatever document she might have signed was done under duress.

She seeks the Court to declare that her fundamental right to equality and equal protection of the law and right not to be discriminated on the basis of sex as well as the right to the freedom from arbitrary arrest have been infringed by the respondent police officers. (S.S. Selvanayagam)
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  • mount Tuesday, 30 September 2014 10:45 AM

    DANGEROUS BRAVE

    gobbaya Tuesday, 30 September 2014 03:40 AM

    smartmove especially in the wake of the Ratnapura bus stand incident via DM Android App

    Public Monday, 29 September 2014 09:30 PM

    Too much popularity and she wants to be rich overnight.

    citizen Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:12 AM

    excellent.

    The counsellor Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:38 AM

    The next MP...

    ANTON Tuesday, 30 September 2014 01:08 AM

    IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A LOCAL POLITICIAN.

    Fassey Tuesday, 30 September 2014 04:12 AM

    Asking for trouble

    Dee no Tuesday, 30 September 2014 01:21 AM

    Go girl. Slap him once more. Go!

    dias Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:15 AM

    One way for money

    Dutchy_ Tuesday, 30 September 2014 02:25 AM

    Once you have learnt a lesson. give up this shameful incident ,even now

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 30 September 2014 10:11 AM

    Both parties are being manipulated.

    Devaka Tuesday, 30 September 2014 10:15 AM

    Well done Thilini. You have taught an unforgettable lesson to male chauvinists.


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