HRCSL to issue recommendations to Police over protest conduct

HRCSL to issue recommendations to Police over protest conduct

HRCSL to issue recommendations to Police over protest conduct

Written by Amani Nilar

24 Apr, 2022 | 9:33 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to issue a set of recommendations to the police over its conduct during protests while protecting human rights.

A senior spokesperson to the Human Rights Commission says a three-member committee led by the chairperson of the HRCSL will compile the relevant recommendations.

The Human Rights Commission stated that further discussions on the matter were held when the IGP was summoned before the commission on Friday (22) to investigate the incident in Rambukkana in which one man was shot dead by the police.

The spokesperson to the HRCSL stated that a system must be implemented for instances of protests while protecting universal  human rights.

Moreover, the IGP has agreed to act in accordance with the recommendations prepared by the Human Rights Commission.

Meanwhile, a report prepared by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on the incident in Rambukka is due to be submitted to the Human Rights Commission tomorrow (25).

The commission stated that the IGP has been informed in this regard, while SSP K. Keerthiratne who is said to have ordered officers to open fire has been summoned before the HRCSL on the 28th. 

Speaking in Parliament on Friday (22), Minister of Public Security Prasanna Ranatunga said ASP C.W.C. Dharmaratne and SSP K. B. Keerthiratne have ordered officers to open fire.

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