Police engage in torture, fabrication of charges and other illegal activities.
Even with this, they shelter super criminals.Now, star-labeled police officers respect infamous criminals in public.They behave in this manner, because they all are aware of the receiving of President Rajapaksha’s shelter, encouragements and blessings.
This is story about a pregnant woman called Renuka Malkanthi. As a result of assault Renuka Malkanthi faced severe bleeding is side the womb. Until now they don’t know the status of that unborn baby. The miserable policemen attached to Kiriella police do not care about such thingsKindly watch the full story - ''Is Cost of a baby in the womb Rs.20000? SL police fails to act.''
The system works here in Hong Kong,
Sir; it is the system operators that have failed in Sri Lanka -- a reply to a
One of the advisors to the Sri Lankan president went to Vavuniya last
Saturday (February 25) to talk to the people displaced by 'the war' and was
interviewed by a BBC correspondent. The presidential advisor told the
correspondent that the displaced people in Vavuniya had not received as much
benefit as the people in the same situation of Jaffna as those in Jaffna are
educated and are able to make demands, while those in Vavuniya are not able to
do the same. He was questioned about the complaints of the civilservants who
also aired their grievances at the meeting stating that they do not have the
basic facilities and means to do their jobs. To this the presidential advisor
replied that the administration that the British left does not work anywhere
and that is the problem.
The statement that the system left by the British does not work anywhere is
certainly not true of Hong Kong. Here are some examples to show that the system
does, in fact, work though of course, no system is perfect.
The Chief Executive of Hong Kong is not above the law and may be questioned
by the courts if this any reason to do so. His immunity is limited to those
aspects where impunity exists in any democracy or rule of law system.
The courts in Hong Kong are independent and there are no hand-picked judges
and the system of selection, promotion and the dismissal of judges is the same
that exists in a democracy and a place where the rule of law system is
The people of Hong Kong do not fear their police. There was a time before
1974 when the situation was very different but by effective reforms the police
function has been brought under proper control and the system, indeed, works.
That the Sri Lankan police system has collapsed is a fact admitted by even the
government itself. If a police officer in Hong Kong tortures a suspect he is
sure to be taken to task within the shortest possible time.
Bribery is a thing of the past and the Independent Commission against
Corruption is an institution with capacity and supplied with the necessary
resources and is able to take action without fear of reprisal. That is not the
case with the Commission against Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka, which is
just a farce and which does not have the means and the capacity to ensure the
elimination of corruption.
The people of Hong Kong get what they want from their civil service and
there are effective mechanisms to complain if there are any failures. To ensure
the proper working there is the freedom of the press and the people do take
advantage of that freedom.
No journalists have been abducted, killed or disappeared in Hong Kong while,
as you know, the very opposite is true in Sri Lanka.
Free and fair elections are conducted in Hong Kong by the relevant
authorities and there are no complaints heard in public about any interference
into the working of the system. In Sri Lanka an independent election
commissioner does not exist and there are public doubts about the manner in
which the system works.
Forced disappearances and white van abductions are things that the people of
Hong Kong do not experience while, now in Sri Lanka a week does not pass
without a report of such things happening.
There is no fear of the night. The women, including foreign migrant workers
travel freely at any time of the day or night and parents have not fear of
their young daughters studying in universities or other institutions and
returning home late in the evening. That, you know, is not the situation in Sri
With effective measures the sexual harassment of women in public transport
is a thing of the past, which is not the case in Sri Lanka.
This list can go on much longer but to come to the heart of the matter, Hong
Kong's basic law, which is its mini-constitution, is based on the acceptance of
the rule of law and the strict entrenchment of basic human rights. The problem
in Sri Lanka is the country's own constitution which has removed all the checks
and balances and created the monster called the executive president, displaced
all the public institutions and diminished the power of the judiciary. There
was some minimum attempt to overcome the defects of that constitution by way of
the 17thAmendment to the Constitution but that was displaced by the
The truth, Sir, is that whatever system the British left at the end of the
colonial period has now been displaced by the constitution and it is that
political folly for which Sri Lankans are now paying a heavy price. The people
in Hong Kong, in their wisdom, kept what is good and are making improvements to
suit the contemporary needs, thus enabling them to maintain stability and
You may argue that, well, we had a civil war and there in Hong Kong they
haven't had one. The truth is that by 1997 when there was the transfer of
sovereignty, a large section of the population had obtained visas and passports
to migrate to other places if they feared a change in the system. However, to
the credit of the people of Hong Kong and the mainland Chinese authorities they
were able to come to a sensible agreement on the manner in which Hong Kong
should be governed. This capacity for arriving at sensible political
compromises saved the people from the political turmoil which could have
otherwise resulted. It is this very capacity for sensible political compromise
and political commonsense that is missing in Sri Lanka and is the cause of the
Blaming the administration left by the British is another example of the
political hypocrisy that prevails. Instead, if we had the capacity to look in
the mirror and recognise our problems for what they are, Sri Lanka would have
had a greater chance for prosperity and peace.
most all investigation officers in the HRC have gone to attend and enjoy the
carnival, ‘Deyata Kirulla’, a publicity programe organized by the Government to
celebrate the 64th Independence Day, but what a pity, no one is in
duty to assist the helpless-complainant approaching HRC for justice.
was revealed when we requested the HRC to visit the ‘Torture Chamber’ at the
Theeniyawela Police Station coming under the control of Kalutara Police
Division, where two young persons were kept illegally and tortured.
Thanuj Sandamali, who is living in the Theeniyawela Police area, complained
that her husband was arrested on January 31, 2012 when he went to the said
Police Station on a request made by them.
Hemantha, husband of Thanuj Sandamali, 26 years old father of a child, is a
Physical Training Instructor attached to Sri Lanka Army. On February 02, 2012
after 7 days arrest and detention by the said police, she made a written
complaint to the HRC about the illegal arrest and detention of her
another case, Mrs. Agnus Gunawardena, mother of 24year old Sampath Deshapriya
complained that her son was illegally
arrested on January 21, 2012 and up to
now kept in custody and tortured continuously by the same police. Mrs.
Gunawardena reported the matter to the HRC on February12, 2012.
Theeniyawela Police did not stop torturing these two young persons or did not
produce them within 24 hours before a competent Court as requested by the Law.
most unfortunate thing here is that no officer is available in the Colombo
Human Rights Office to attend to this unforeseen situation and assert them
justice. They all have gone to attend and celebrate ‘Deyata Kirulla’ a pageant bragging
the Government, which never assists to promote HR or never suppresses HR
violations prevailing in this country.