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Son of arrested doctor makes controversial statement against police

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Oshala Herath, the son of the retired doctor who was arrested in connection with the recovery of a hand grenade in a church in Borella, made a controversial statement regarding the weapons found by the police at their residence in Piliyandala.

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) had recovered several firearms and swords in the house of the retired doctor who was arrested in connection with the recovery of a hand grenade at the Borella All Saints' Church.

The police had found four pistols, a revolver, two swords, a Rambo knife and an unidentified firearm from the residence in Piliyandala.

While holding a media briefing, Oshala Herath  said that the Police came to his house on Monday and got all the mobile phones of his housemates and searched his house.

"We were told to go to the rooms. My father is a retired doctor and I had two pen drives and police took all the bank details and passwords of my computer," he alleged.

He said the police did not give him any document stating that they had obtained the phones and other items.

"I saw in the media that police had found a stock of firearms and swords. But was my child's toy ball shotgun and 4 of my air rifle guns were the only thing in the house. Among them were two swords which i had as souvenirs. Also a knife. I do not know if it was a Rambo knife," he claimed.

"I had all these on cctv. But, an officer from Kirulapone police who came had forcibly broke in and took the CCTV data. He took a statement forcefully from my sister claiming that the footage was taken at our will," he said.

He said the police had not given allowed him or his lawyers to see his father who was arrested.

 "I have complained to the Human Rights Commission about the injustice done to me and I hope to take legal action in this regard," he said. (DSB)



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  Comments - 26

  • johan Thursday, 20 January 2022 11:20 AM

    In third world countries Police are cronies who works according to the whims and fancies of the existing Govts.

    Mahadi Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:12 PM

    I think this is another setup by the Government to divert attention We are running out of everything thing this has not happened in history of Sri Lanka

    REEZ Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:15 PM

    Toy police

    Raj Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:19 PM

    Police need to wear body cameras like in many other countries. That will avoid like these accusations or finding hidden weapon dramas!

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 20 January 2022 02:43 PM

    Sri Lanka Police? These are monkeys given a uniform and authority.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:28 PM

    I am glad it is now the turn of the Sinhalese to get screwed by the Rajapakse's. The Tamils were harassed, killed and maimed and the Sinhalese kept clapping it will never happen to them. They clapped further when it happened to Muslims. Now it is turn of Sinhalese and better enjoy it. Well done Gota!

    D S de Silve Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:36 PM

    This looks like a set up, they are trying to frame some innocent people on a plan they had possibly didn't work. They have not stopped sacrificing innocent peoples lives for their political gains. This also gives enough reasons to belive the present thugs in power are behind the attacks too.

    Lalith Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:45 PM

    This looks like another case of the Police bungling. Many blunders. I wonder how paintball and BB guns fell into the assault weapons category. I strongly feel that the DM included a picture of the weapons from their archives. They do not match the descriptions of what was taken by the Police. That's not fair..

    Godayata Magic Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:49 PM

    Same thing happened soon after the Easter attacks. There were knives with long wooden handle in some mosques which were used to cut grass but the police and the medias reported it as SWORDS.

    Sunil Thursday, 20 January 2022 01:46 PM

    As usual. the police and their moron minister is making fools of themselves.

    Yoga Thursday, 20 January 2022 01:50 PM

    Ask Maithree who Oshala is!

    Shelly Thursday, 20 January 2022 01:59 PM

    Quite true Buffalo, Its a shame to the Singhalese Race Singhalese robing Singhelese.Just imagine about the other races? No wonder we had a 30 Year war.

    Sherlock Thursday, 20 January 2022 02:16 PM

    I am not at all surprised. I am only surprised all of them have not been arrested!!!

    N SENA Thursday, 20 January 2022 02:19 PM


    Arnold Thursday, 20 January 2022 02:30 PM

    Sellam police, sellam government. Obviously this is a setup gone wrong!!

    Lasantha de Silva Thursday, 20 January 2022 02:58 PM

    Very very cheap set up by very cheap goons

    Animal rights. Thursday, 20 January 2022 03:10 PM

    Our president stated in his inaugural speech at the parliament a few days ago that he will not allow human rights violation to take place in this country. Its look like he does not mean what he says.

    Mahesh Thursday, 20 January 2022 03:40 PM

    Now we see why moda sarath got sick. Lol.

    Punchi Banda Thursday, 20 January 2022 04:27 PM

    When Tamils were treated in this manner by the Thugs we celebrated. Now it is happening to us and our kin we complain remorselessly

    Christopher Seneviratne Thursday, 20 January 2022 05:18 PM

    What a mess this country is in thanks to the 69lakhs of idiots.

    Nuwan Thursday, 20 January 2022 05:23 PM

    Rambo knife, must be to cut grass?

    Sunil Thursday, 20 January 2022 05:54 PM

    Incidentally, did they count the number of boxes of matched and the number of matches in the household?

    Malik Thursday, 20 January 2022 06:04 PM

    Why people are so foolish.This Oshala was the one who went to the courts against Gota

    Herman Perera Friday, 21 January 2022 01:28 AM

    The Govt. is running out of GAS.

    Eper Friday, 21 January 2022 10:45 AM

    What does the father got to say about the incident and the evidence of the detainee.

    Rajan Friday, 21 January 2022 01:50 PM

    Now you all Can you imagine situations of Tamils during war period?

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