Nov 11, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Sri Lanka has commenced unscheduled visits to police stations to inquire alleged cases of unlawful detentions.
HRC Commissioner T. E. Anandarajah has said that the decision to conduct unscheduled visits to police stations was made following continuous complaints received on alleged unlawful detentions and torture at various police stations across the country.
The Commission has already issued relevant instructions to its field offices to conduct unscheduled visits.
According to Anandarajah, the Commission has already found several instances of persons being illegally detained.
He has noted that the respective police stations have been warned and in future, the Commission is to inform relevant authorities to initiate action against the persons responsible for such actions.