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* Sri Lanka's former Chief Minister appeals to President to look into police brutality
Thu, Feb 20, 2014, 01:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 20, Colombo: The former Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council Prasanna Ranatunga has written a letter to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking a proper investigation over a death of a mother who witnessed her son subjected to police brutality.

A mother of suspect in Minuwangoda of Gampaha district died of a heart attack when she attempted to prevent police brutally clubbing her son after breaking into the house in the night.

Admitting the woman to hospital was delayed since police team has made the tires of the house vehicle flat to prevent the suspect getting away.

The woman was taken to the hospital in the police vehicle but died after admitting to the hospital.

The Chief Minister wrote in his letter to the President that the Officer-in-Charge of Minuwangoda police station is directly responsible for the incident and appealed to the President to order an investigation.

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