May 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police will conduct a special inquiry into a report headlined in Sinhala daily Divaina today that a Muslim doctor connected to the banned Muslim organization National Thowheed Jma'ath (NTJ) has sterilized 4000 Sinhala Buddhist women.
The controversial newspaper report claimed that a surgeon linked to the NTJ has performed unconsented sterilization on 4,000 women during caesarean surgeries. The report further said that information had been revealed with evidence and the police are conducting a broad investigation to arrest the doctor.
Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara at the media briefing today stressed that there is no broad investigation by the police or the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) into the claim and police had not received any complaint regarding illegal sterilization of women.
The newspaper report claimed that a special police team has commenced investigations to apprehend the doctor who is a prominent member of the National Thowheed Jma'ath.
The report said the investigations have revealed that the surgeon has sterilized the Sinhala Buddhist mothers who underwent C-sections for first time child birth, by tubal ligation.
The Spokesman said the newspaper or the journalist has not confirmed the veracity of the news item with the police and the newspaper and the journalist should take full responsibility for the false reporting.
SP Gunasekara added that the Kurunegala police is conducting an investigation to arrest a certain doctor in Kurunegala in response to a complaint received about his unusual massive wealth
He said the Acting Inspector General of Police has ordered the Criminal Investigations Department to conduct an investigation into the report.