SLHRC and police study complaints filed by two persons over investigations in Seya Sadewmi killing

SLHRC and police study complaints filed by two persons over investigations in Seya Sadewmi killing

SLHRC and police study complaints filed by two persons over investigations in Seya Sadewmi killing

Written by Staff Writer

12 Oct, 2015 | 8:27 pm

Investigations commenced into the complaint filed at the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission by a 17-year-old schoolboy, and another individual who were arrested and detained in connection with the murder of Seya Sadewmi in Kotadeniyawa on Monday, October 12

The plaintiff has drawn the attention of the SLHRC to contradictions on the date of arrest, and the fact that the arrest was made without justifiable suspicion.

Udul Premaratne, the lawyer representing plaintiff, drew light to  matters over being assaulted while under custody, the identity of the arrested individuals being made public and the character of the arrested individuals being tarnished.

He went on to note that they presented written submissions before the commission. He added that a medical report stating that they have not been assaulted was presented but however the commission had stated that the reports were contradictory in nature.

The commission ordered that the doctor who issued the medical report be interrogated before the commission. Meanwhile, statements were recorded in connection to the complaint that was lodged against the Kotadeniyawa Police by the 17-year old schoolboy, and the other individual who was arrested.

The Police Media Spokesperson stated that suspects who were in custody with these two individuals were brought in for questioning to the Divulapitiya Police station to record statements in the presence of Assistant Superintendent of Police.

ASP Chandana Kodituwakku stated that there was complaint lodged with the Inspector General of Police regarding the 17-year-old school boy who was arrested in connection with the murder of Seya Sadewmi.

Statements from ten civilians were recorded as part of initial investigations.

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