22 October, 2020

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Kurunduwatta Police Holds A Man For Ransom

Kurunduwatta Police is keeping a person as a hostage the Asian Human Rights Commission told Caolombo Telegraph.

 Inspector General of Police

Inspector General of Police

A person called Thannegedara Lal is now being held at the Kurunduwatta Police station as a hostage in place of a company named Ranasinghe Home Private Ltd. When asked about the arrest and detention of Thannegedara Lal by a lawyer representing the company, Inspector Kapila Premadasa informed him that as Thannegedara Lal carried a cheque on behalf of the company, the police are keeping him as a hostage since they are unable to contact any of the company directors. The police have not made any attempt to contact any of the company directors. According to Inspector Premadasa, either Lal should get one of the company directors to come to the police station or the police will produce him tomorrow before the Magistrate’s Court of Colombo. When asked under what provisions of the law Lal is being kept in police custody and charged under, Inspector Premadasa replied that we can find provisions from the law for that purpose.

When the lawyer pointed out that holding Lal amounts to keeping him hostage, the inspectors reply was that they can do that.

When informed of his matter, the Asian Human Rights Commission contacted the Kurunduwatta police and spoke to Inspector Premadasa. He confirmed the arrest and detention of Thannegedara Lal, and said that unless he is able to bring a director from the company, he will be charged in place of the company. When told that Thannegedara Lal has no link to the company and was merely acting as a messenger, the Inspector’s point of view was that the police consider him as a representative of the company. When the Inspector was told that the police are in fact keeping Lal as a hostage, and that this is a crime under the law, the Inspector replied that he does not agree.

The Asian Human Rights Commission informed the Inspector that the police are acting in violation of the law and also they are violating the human rights of Thannegedara Lal.

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    State police terrorists?

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    We are sorry the comment language is English – CT

  • 6
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    Call them TERRORISTS!!! Don’t address them as police. If this is a Tamil man, he would have been allowed to rot!! If the police inspector is a Tamil he would have been called a LTTE RUMP!!!

    This is what you would call a 2500 year old Budhist civilization!!!

  • 8
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    When the president of the country violates the constitutional provisions to impeach the chief justice holding the country at ransom, what can we expect from the police? They will also “find provisions” on their own to hold some innocent man as ransom following the examples from above. I feel sorry for this man if he denounced what the top did. But if he is also one of those folks who thought that the degradation of rule of law will not come to his door-step one day, this is an inevitable consequence he should face.

    • 7
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      ” I feel sorry for this man if he denounced what the top did.”

      ~゜・_・゜~ 

      Maker or sour diffuser just one and the same piece of pong the war ends, the landmine goes on killing.

      Lankian war is fought with fraught to help the 20 million decimate themselves as in Iraq or Afghanistan. Alla pan ballave! Ho Ho he he!

      We just put on Sponge Bob Square Pants and we cheer up.

  • 3
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    The Police kill suspects and make up a story very similar to other stories this is murder so why not ransom and make up chargers. This is Sir Lanka where anything goes. The precedent has been set at the top so what do you expect.

  • 5
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    I’m a bit confused here; why is Mr Lal being held just for carrying a check issued by Ranasinghe Home Private Ltd ?

    Does Ranasinghe owe money to someone? Did the check bounce?

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      Its an age old tactic they did at police stations right at Colombo 7 with top tamil traders after kutti mani massacre.

      by kappan karayo right down from judge to pc the amounts get split!

    • 5
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      Correct; I dont think the Police are stupid enough to simply hold a man under detention just for carrying a cheque. There is much more to this one sided story. My personal experience is that the officers, especially at the Kurunduwatte station are highly professional and have better ethics than the black-suiterd vultures of Hulftsdorp when dealing with cases. So guys, dont just jump to conclusions and make a fool of the Asia Human Rights Commision.

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    Caolombo Telegraph?

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    Whole sale looting of the country has started.

    Police is the biggest alibaba after Rajapakses.

    They even sell raided Kasippu and drugs which are stored in the police station.

    Rajapakses has made every Govt. ervant a thief in order to stay in power.

    This is the reality in Sri Lanka today.

    We need JVP badly to put back the country to correct path.

    Jayawewa.

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