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* MP Ranawaka's driver's wife files FR petition against CCD
Wed, Dec 25, 2019, 01:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 25, Colombo: The wife of Dilum Thusitha Kumara, former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka's driver yesterday filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court against several law enforcement officials for forcibly taking her away from her residence.

The petitioner, Iresha Lakmali claimed that a group of officers attached to the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) broke into her home in Galle and forcefully took her away from her residence to Battaramulla along with her three-month old child and her mother-in-law on December 10.

Iresha Lakmali, a resident of Imaduwa, Galle has named 15 persons including the Defense Secretary, Acting Inspector General of Police, National Police Commission, Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon and the OIC of the Colombo Crimes Division as respondents.

In her petition, she points out that her detention in this manner by CCD officers for no reasonable reason had violated the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

The petitioner has sought a Supreme Court order ruling that the CCD's actions had violated her fundamental rights. The petitioner appeals to the Supreme Court to summon the relevant documents in the case filed before the Colombo Magistrate's Court to conduct an inquiry and order that her fundamental rights have been violated


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