Sep 29, 2017

A main reason behind protest against Myanmar refugees!

The policeman suspended for having sexually-abused a refugee from Myanmar while under UN care has planned a public uprising in order to remove the evidence against him, the Sri Lanka Human Rights Centre claims.

The CHR questions the secretary to the ministry of law and order as to why the law on violating bail conditions does not apply to the person who organized the protest at Mt. Lavinia against the Myanmar refugees.

CHR executive director Keerthi Tennakoon has written to the ministry secretary on this matter.

Policeman’s relatives, friends protested

Relatives and friends of the policeman were among the participants of the violent protest on September 26 in front of the house where the refugees were being kept on a court order, he said.

Among those who led the protest was a person who had violated bail conditions in the case B/3720/2016 pending before the Colombo Fort magistrate’s court.

Tennakoon calls for an investigation, by the CID or a special police unit, acceptable locally and internationally into the connection between the policeman who sexually-abused the refugee and those who behaved violently against the refugees at Mt. Lavinia.

Copies of the letter have been sent to the justice minister, IGP, controller of immigration and emigration and the additional secretary to the defence ministry.

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