Lankapage Logo CP 22 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Attorney General orders Police Chief to conduct a full investigation into attack on protesters
Tue, May 10, 2022, 12:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam, PC has advised the Inspector General of Police to conduct a fully-fledged investigation in to the incidents of unlawful interference into the people’s constitutional rights, the circumstances that led to them; and, the consequent commission of penal offences in the process.

In a letter to the IGP, the Attorney General pointed out that People, in the exercise of their constitutional rights as guaranteed in terms of Articles 14 (1)(a); (b); and (c) of the Constitution.

The Attorney General said he advises the police chief to investigate the aftermath of the incidents of 09th May 2022 as the incident in metropolitan Colombo triggered sporadic acts of violence of serious nature involving people and their property all over the country,.

Considering domestic and international ramifications that surround these incidents, the Attorney General has urged the IGP to complete the investigation on urgent priority basis.

Following is the full statement:

People, in the exercise of their constitutional rights as guaranteed in terms of Articles 14 (1)(a); (b); and (c) of the Constitution, have been engaged in freedoms of speech; peaceful assembly; and, association, at various places in the country over the past few weeks. In this regard, it is the constitutional duty of all organs of Government, to respect, secure and advance the fundamental rights in terms of Article 4 (d) of the Constitution.

However, the peaceful assemblies of protest were interfered by a large group of people: in breach of the Constitution of Sri Lanka and the penal laws of the land as could be seen from the incidents that occurred in Colombo on 09th May 2022. The unlawful interference was seen to have been carried-out in the form of physical assault of serious ‘nature causing bodily injury to those who engaged in the exercise of their constitutional freedoms.

Having regard to the serious nature of the matters involved, I advise you to conduct fully-fledged investigations into the incidents of unlawful interference into peoples’ constitutional rights; the circumstances that led to them; and, the consequent commission of penal offences in the process. As the incidents in metropolitan Colombo have triggered sporadic acts of violence of serious nature involving people and their property all over the country, I advise you further to investigate the aftermath of the incidents of 09th May 2022. Considering domestic and international ramifications that surround these incidents, I would urge you to complete investigations on urgent priority basis.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Tanker owners request IGP to provide security to bowsers delivering fuel
-- [7 hours ago]
ADB, AIIB, WB to support Sri Lanka under a joint action plan to mitigate impact of the economic crisis
-- [8 hours ago]
$ 7 million will be paid for two gas ships Monday - Litro Chairman
-- [8 hours ago]
CSE Director Board appoints a new Chairman
-- [9 hours ago]
Police nab two suspects with 450 kilograms of Kerala cannabis
-- [9 hours ago]
Public urged not to block roads on GCE O/L examination days
Five more SLFP members to join the government
Public protest at Galle Face continues for the 43rd day
A proposal from the Speaker to the Prime Minister to revive the economy
CID records statements from senior police officers, including the IGP and the STF chief

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.