28 September, 2020

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Officers Of The Kalutara South Police Beat A Man’s Testicles With A Wooden Mallet

“The next day at 9 am the same three police officers took him back to the Crime Branch and told him to sign a document which was already prepared. He signed it due to fear of further ill-treatment but affirms that he had no knowledge of the contents of the document. The officers then took him to a bathroom at the rear of the police compound where was stripped naked. He was then made to lie on a bench facing upwards. Then one of the police officers used a wooden mallet to beat his testicles. Following this his ankles were cuffed and he was tied to the bench with coir rope. One of the police officers then climbed onto the window sill and from there jumped onto Kumara’s chest.

Chaminda Priyantha

Following this the officers moved the bench on which Kumara was tied to the wall where there was a tap and hose pipe. While one officer sat astride Kumara another tied a cloth about his eyes and started to force water into his mouth and nose. While this was going on another officer started to beat the soles of his feet with the cinnamon stick. The officers took it in turns to force the water into his mouth and nose and beat him. Kumara was suffering enormous pain felt as if he was drowning and pleaded with the officers to stop.”

Kopiya Waththage Don Chaminda Priyantha Kumara (32) holder of National Identity Card No: 800361842 V of No: C 51, Galvila Gawa Niwasa, Welangalle Gatathenna is married and the father of two children. He is working as a Substitute Health Assistant at the Nagoda General Hospital in Kalutara District.

On 21 May 2013 at 8.30 pm when Kumara was waiting for a bus at the Gallassena Junction which is close to the boarding house in which he resides in order to return home two men approached him and accused him of stealing a mobile phone. Kumara denied the allegation and the two persons called the police.

Within a few moments the police arrived and Kumara was arrested by a police team consisting of three officers commanded by the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Crime Branch of the Kalutara South Police Station. Following his arrest he was placed in a jeep and made to sit on the floor in the rear. As it moved off the OIC started to beat Kumara with a stick cut from a cinnamon tree. He was driven to the police station where he was taken to the crime branch. Then one of the arresting officers started beating him with the stick. Due to a previous accident Kumara has lost his left arm below the elbow so the police officer deliberately beat his right arm telling him that he would break it. He was then placed in a cell where he remained until the following morning.

The next day at 9 am the same three police officers took him back to the Crime Branch and told him to sign a document which was already prepared. He signed it due to fear of further ill-treatment but affirms that he had no knowledge of the contents of the document. The officers then took him to a bathroom at the rear of the police compound where was stripped naked. He was then made to lie on a bench facing upwards. Then one of the police officers used a wooden mallet to beat his testicles. Following this his ankles were cuffed and he was tied to the bench with coir rope. One of the police officers then climbed onto the window sill and from there jumped onto Kumara’s chest.

Following this the officers moved the bench on which Kumara was tied to the wall where there was a tap and hose pipe. While one officer sat astride Kumara another tied a cloth about his eyes and started to force water into his mouth and nose. While this was going on another officer started to beat the soles of his feet with the cinnamon stick. The officers took it in turns to force the water into his mouth and nose and beat him. Kumara was suffering enormous pain felt as if he was drowning and pleaded with the officers to stop.

While this was going on the officers accused him of stealing mobile phones, computers, the burglary of a banana shop where he stole soap and washing powder. The officers asked him how many houses he had burgled. When Kumara could no longer stand the pain he started struggle. One officer took the cinnamon stick and held it against his throat while another increased the flow of water at his face.

Sometime later the officers released Kumara and washed him clean, clothed him and took him to the canteen inside the station where they made him sit on a chair. They shouted at him using obscene language and threatened to have him sacked from his job as a health assistant. Kumara continued to deny the allegations made against him. They then encircled his neck with a hose pipe which two officers then pulled on as they continued to threaten him, insisting that he tell the truth. Despite his fear and pain Kumara continued to deny the allegations.

He was then taken to the office of the OIC of the Crime Branch and made to knell before the officer. As he was kneeling the OIC started to beat him with the cinnamon stick about the head and shoulders. Kumara noticed that there were several cinnamon sticks in the office.

They then put a chain about his waist and attached the other end to the leg of a table and ordered him to crawl around the office on his knees. While he was doing so they continued to beat him with the sticks. He was then told to stand up and the OIC trampled on his toes with his boots.

After this ill-treatment Kumara was taken in a jeep to his boarding house where the officers made a search of his room without a warrant. Despite searching for some time they found his National Identity Card, his driving license, a hospital identity card and three SIM cards belonging to him. While there he was ordered to put on a clean T shirt.

From the boarding house Kumara was brought to the Nagoda General Hospital and the JMO’s office. Before taking him to the JMO, Kumara was told to remove his shirt and the officers made him walk about to see if he could do so without limping. He was then told to put the shirt back on and produced before the doctor.

The doctor ordered the police officers to wait outside so Kumara was able to reveal the injuries he had suffered to the man and explained as to how he was tortured. The injuries included swollen testicles, swelling, bruising and bleeding injuries to his feet, there were also injuries on his back, shoulders and arms and he was not able to walk properly. After the interview the police returned him to the station.

Within ten minutes of their arrival he was taken to the chambers of the Additional Magistrate of Kalutara. He was made to wait outside the chambers while the officers spoke to the Magistrate, then he was handed over to the prison officers. As he was not able to speak directly to the Magistrate he was not able to tell him about his ordeal.

Almost immediately after arriving at the Remand Prison of Kalutara he felt unconscious. When he regained consciousness the prison officials inquired about his condition and he told them of the ordeal he had undergone at the hands of the police officers. He was then admitted to the Prison Hospital where his statement was recorded and he was treated. On 31 May he was again produced before the Magistrate of Kalutara who enlarged him on Surety bail of Rs. 15,000/=. At no time did any lawyer appear on his behalf. As there was no one to sign for his Surety he was returned to Remand Prison. On 3 June he was released from the Remand Prison and told that he was to appear before the Magistrate of Kalutara on 13 September, 2013.

Immediately after his release he went to the Kalutara South Police Station to collect his belongings. When he met the OIC the officer shouted at him saying, “We were waiting to inform you by post that we are going to file another fabricated charge against you”. The OIC told him to wait inside the station while they collected his belonging. After waiting for five hours he was told to go home and return on another day.

Kumara states that he was illegally arrested, detained, tortured and laid with fabricated charges by the police officers attached to the Kalutara South Police Station. He vehemently denies these charges and has made a complaint to the Inspector General of Police and the Chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. Neither of these authorities has responded to his complaints.

Kumara appeals for justice.

*A Statement of Asian Human Rights Commission

 

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    We are seeing daily Police is playing the role of thugs,Thease corrupted and unlawful barbarian should be sacked immediatly to restore peace and law in the country.if not, that would resault another insurrection to break out,

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      where is the minister of justice ?

      Where is the minister of Defence ?

      Where is the so called powerful man – MR made secretary of defence ?

      who would speak for the security of the general public ?

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        MR and GOTA is a rouge, so how can they control another rouge?

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        WHEN POLICE COMES UNDER DEFENSE,WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

        THE POLICE ARE THERE FOR SECURITY TO THE POLITICINS,THEIR “KEEPS” AND THEIR BASTARD SONS.

        ITS NOT FOR YOU.

        THE “MALLET GAME” CAN BE BROUGHT IN AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES

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      How about hanging Policemen involved in this crime on Galle Face Green?

      After giving them a proper public humiliation first?

      It seems like the only way forward with these barbarins.

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      Dayawansa,

      This ids Sri Lanka, the Resplendent Island, the Dharma Deepaya, blessed by the Triple Gem, where Lord Buddhas Visited 10 times, according to Monk Mahanama. etc etc.

      Don’t you believe that?

      The are some rogue policemen,even though there are thousands of them.

      However, it looks like the police have a problem with thieves and break ins, and they seem to be tired of that,dealing with thieves, and the due process of law is not followed.

      After all who is following the due process of the law, when the DIG takes in contract killings and the Judges takes bribes and are remanded,

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      Dayawansa,

      This is Sri Lanka, the Resplendent Island, the Dharma Deepaya, blessed by the Triple Gem, where Lord Buddhas Visited 10 times, according to Monk Mahanama. etc etc.

      Don’t you believe that?

      The are some rogue policemen,even though there are thousands of them.

      However, it looks like the police have a problem with thieves and break ins, and they seem to be tired of that,dealing with thieves, and the due process of law is not followed.

      After all who is following the due process of the law, when the DIG takes in contract killings and the Judges takes bribes and are remanded,

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      They are licensed thugs.

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    I wish very same torture activities to be made on rulers.

    This country is in a messie situation today after so called war victory.
    People suffer today as no other times in the past. OMI – what happened to the srilanka ?

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      Appubaba

      “This country is in a messie situation today after so called war victory.
      People suffer today as no other times in the past.”

      The country has always been in mess. Police brutality is nothing new and it won’t stop under whoever replaces the clan.

      Sexual perverts are always around us, it seems disproportionate percentage are employed in police department and armed forces.

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        I dont think that the genuine police service, I myself experienced , 3 decades ago in the country is comparable to what these poor people face today. Even buddhist monks were most respectful than today they are. Having listened to a video – Derana dialogue with BBS´s leader XYY Pseudo monk, I felt, interviewer did not have any chance there. My presumption that this particular pseudo monk is a thug made me clear there.
        Link is attached
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzLW1nG0XdU

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    Sinhala Buddhist race evil and blood thirsty nothing else, should be punished…Their DNA must different from other human race…shocking isn’t it…

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      J.muthu

      “Their DNA must different from other human race…shocking isn’t it…”

      Not again.

      Sinhalese and Tamils are genetically closely related to Tamilnadu Tamils.

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        A Tamil will say Eduda Aruval (a long curved knife) A Sinhalese will say Ganing Keththa (nothing to do with DNA)

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      J Muttu,

      Genetically, the Sinhala and Tamils have the Southern Indian Gene pool.So, they are not different.

      The difference really comes from Buddhism, embraced by the Sinhala and the Racist Monk Mahaama Myths.

      Read Below

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genographic_Project

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinhalese_people

      See also: Genetic studies on Sinhalese

      Genetic distance of Sinhalese to other ethnic groups in the Indian Subcontinent according to an Alu Polymorphism analysis.

      Studies looking at the origin of the Sinhalese have been contradictory. Older studies suggest a predominantly Sri Lankan Tamil contribution followed by a significant Bengali contribution with no North Western Indian contribution,[47][48] while more modern studies point towards a predominantly Bengali contribution and a minor Tamil and North Western Indian (Gujarati & Punjabi) contribution.[49][50][51] Multiple studies have found no significant genetic difference between the Sinhalese and the three other major ethnic groups in Sri Lanka (Sri Lankan Tamil, Indian Tamil and Sri Lankan Moor).[48][52][53][54][55][56]

      It is debatable whether the Sri Lankan population have genetic links to Far East Asian populations however due to their close links to North East India, there is a likelihood of some traces of East Asian genes.[57][58]

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    J Muthu, stop being a racist and insulting all Sinhala Buddhists. Tere are lousy people and good people of all races and religions. For instance it would not be fair to classify all Hindu Tamils as barbarians just because of what Prabakaran and the LTTE did, would it? So stop generalizing!

    Having said that it is shocking how fast the rule of law, justice process and maintainance of law and order is deteriorating in Srilanka. There is no regard for the the law, human rights or basic decency. The country is being run by thugs and thieves….and it trickles down from the top. I wish I knew what the solution could be, but it looks quite hopeless.

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      Soni

      “For instance it would not be fair to classify all Hindu Tamils as barbarians just because of what Prabakaran and the LTTE did,”

      I hate agree it is not fair.

      However it is only fair to classify both Tamils and Sinhala/Buddhists as irredeemably stupid.

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    Hopefully the rest of the citizens have now begun to appreciate what the North and East Tamils have had to endure with this Police force for decades on end that finally resulted in the armed rebellian.

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      The Northern and Eastern Tamils had to endure just as much brutality from their Tiger warlords, as you would have found out if you went to the North and criticized the LTTE.

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      Exactly, you got the right point… this is where they started the 83 riots.. ELLE HUNAWANSA Gay Monk once was like Gnasara Gay Thug Monk whom thrown a stone to Tamil Resturant in 83 in Borella Cemetry, there the problem started, I think Budhism is to be blamed for this. If Monks can marry like Japanese this will be a peacful place. See what is happning in the Temple to young Monks… what a great Hom nation is this.. Lord Buddha has 40,000 women, and then he prevented monks to marry even a one. this is wrong path and path of Satanic.

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    You damn right Sir.

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    so we see sinhalese extremism on a daily basis, and yet some of you have the nerve to blame muslims about extremism. if muslims are extremists, you people are 10 times the extremists we are! you even treat your own like animals and yet you feel hurt about cattle! shame on you.

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    The torture was as expected.
    But,the magistrate’s behaviour was the worst.
    He purposely avoided asking Kumara any question whatsoever, as required by law, when brought by the police.

    This must be umpteenth case of assault/torture in custody.

    If the doctor too gave an “all is well” report, then there is no hope for the ordinary man of obtaining justice and fair treatment from the “justice” system.
    The entire justice system appears to have a “see no evil,hear no evil & speak no evil” attitude.

    In other countries, independent bodies of persons exist,to inquire into unjustified actions of the police.
    The Human Rights Commission is only to persecute politically unacceptable persons from Chief Justices downwards,it appears.

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    Once again sadistic behaviour by the police. Indicates the lack of screening and mental evaluation of new recruits to the police service. It would be good if new recruits and even the present members are evaluated by a psychiatrist on an annual basis. Those involved in police duties may develop a hate complex against members of the public over a period of time. This may result in sadistic behaviour.

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    I think the job of the Police is not an enviable one. They are tasked with investigating and finding fault with people. The reaction from the public and media may be often hostile or indifferent. Hence over a period of time the officers may develop a negative and agressive attitude aginst ordinary members of the public and media.

    Police department must consider this seriously and have a programme for evaluating the mental health of their officers on a regular basis. Officers involved in incidents and based on the reports of their superiors must be screened and rehabilitated or moved to other positions. Police Hospital should have a seperate unit or department to carry out this function.

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    Rana viruwo. we respected police as ranawiruwo. you are returning this way???

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    Torture has been a commoon thing for decades. Sinhalese knew about it but did not care as the victims were Tamil. Now the same thing has come to haunt them.

    Too bad its too late this practice is not going to change overnight.

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      Burt, you are correct, they Raped Tamil Girls, but no one cares, when Tamil attacked the Rapist, then Gay Monks come front to save them. This is Land of Satanic Budhism. Belive in GOD.. its a FreeMason and Illuminati World.

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    These police officers should be stripped naked and paraded – their pics with their names should be on posters and plastered all over – we need not think of human rights and or fundamental rights of these guys since they are not human beings – they are trained by the sadistic politicians in this country to be dogs, animals since they too are the same. they have no religion, no culture, no respect for man or animal, kith or kin, friend or foe. Even if they are branded with an iron rod like we do to the bulls, it will make no difference since they too are animals

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    It is strange that without any evidence 2 blokes just come and accuse a guy of stealing a mobile.next moment no less a personage other than the OIC himself comes and picks him up for such a trivial alleged offence without any evidence other than 2 blokes phoning him and complaining.Surely is a theft of a mobile phone the biggest crime in kalutara south and the since there are no other crimes the OIC is fiddling his thumbs wondering how to pass away his time.

    This seems to be a classic setup and more to it than meets the eye.It is confirmed by the fact that the OIc sais that he will have a nother fabricated charge done.So he himself admits the earlier charge was fabricated.The OIC seems out for this guys blood,so someone must have got to him and used their influence or bribed him.

    It is frightening to think that the police can have such powers to make or break people as they wish.There should be some checks and balances on this police brutality or where is this going to end.A look at the justice system in singapore may be worthwile.There is hardly any crime there,but i have not come across mind boggling stories like these though it is a very strict society.I think the difference is in the quality of the police force and the lack of meritocracy here.This is a all brawn and no brain and corrupt police force.

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    Does the IGP or Gota the defense Boss know or care to know how these despicable monsters behave. WE the people demand an investigation of these crimes against fellow human beings. These Police now behave like Nazis that tortured people in concentration campps. Vaas Gunawardana the criminal murderer who was a blue eyed boy of the regime is a prime example of how criminals and thugs are used by the regime.The IGP cant be that stupid. His police are the people who watched government thugs as they harassed the former Chief Justice. There are hundreds of instances where the Police are involved with bribery corruption extortion and murder.Can the President say something about these happenings . He takes action against a fellow politician for asking a teacher to kneel before him but no action against Mervin Siva who tied a public servant to a tree. These buggers are all hypocrites. There is no hope for our land till these Medamulana Buffaloes are thrown out.

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    All Kasippukarayas, Kappamkarayas, Murderers and Rapists are now working either as Politicians or Policemen. Probably Sri-Lanka is the most hated nation to live in.

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    There are no law enforcers or civil protection force in Srilanka. They are all armed thugs who dance for the tune of their political masters including the magistrates and the Judges. Otherwise how can you explain the former Chief Justice being hauled in front of a Bribery commissioner who had no funds to account for it, while there are police officers and their unemployed sons having millions in their bank accounts but not a hum from anyone including the opposition politicians?

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    EYE FOR AN EYE TOOTH FOR A TOOTH

    GET THE PUBLIC TO HAVE A SHOT AT THE TESTICLES OF MR.GOTA AND THE LOT
    AT GALLE FACE GREEN

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      Shall we use the wooden mallet on the testicles of CHARA, MARA, GORA, BARA, NARA etc. and thereafter a chili treatment??

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    This leaves me with so many questions -Is this a statement issued by Asian human Rights Commission? Have they checked on the veracity of same?Has any one taken any action? Is this person still alive and living in Sri Lanka?
    and
    hasn’t he so far issued any declaration that this is a bogus story that he made up for the fun of it?

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      THIS IS SRI LANKA OF THE RAJAFUCKSES AND VAS GUNAWARDENES.
      NO VERIFICATION NECESSARY OR POSSIBLE.TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.
      CITIZEN SILVA,YOU MUST BE FROM ANOTHER PLANET

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    Where is all this outrage when Tamils are tortured?????

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    The day when the people of this country punish their president to the manner this victim has undergone is not far from him

    It is the total ignorance of the incumbent president- let becoming issues of the mentioned appalling levels even worst.

    Good luck for us Srilankens :(

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    IT IS A VERY SAD ORDEAL FOR A MAN TO GO THROUGH. THESE ARE THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN SRI LANKA. WE COULD ALL SEE THE TRUTH BEING REVEALED IN REAL LIFE OF A MURDEROUS DIG. THIS IS THE SRI LANKA POLICE…. WHO IS EVER GOING TO RESPECT THAT UNIFORM….. WHAT IS THE SO CALLED SECRETARY TO THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE DOING ABOUT ALL THESE CASES OF THE POLICE HARASSMENT TO INNOCENT CITIZENS….. NO ONE NO ONE AT ALL IS A CRIMINAL OR THIEF UNLESS AND OTHERWISE PROVED IN A COURT OF LAW… THESE POLICE OFFICERS ARE SADISTIC, INHUMAN MURDERERS… WHERE THE DEATH PENALTY SHOULD BE PASSED.

    I SINCERELY HOPE THE HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION OF SRI LANKA WILL TAKE IMMEIDATE ACTION TO INSTITUTE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ALL THE POLICE OFFICERS AT THE THIS STATION AND PENALISE THEM IN THE MOST SEVERE PUNISHMENT IN THE INTERST OF ALL INNOCENT CITIZENS OF SRI LANKA.

    THIS IS LAW OF SRI LANKA…… TORTURE, MURDER AND SADISM IN THE HIGHEST FORM PROMOTED BY A MURDEROUS REGIME OF THE RAJAPAKSES……

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    Why has the BBS, JHU, Sinhala Ravaya, etc. who are the self-claimed protectors of the Sinhala Buddhist race not taking-up this issue. They make various unfounded allegations against Muslims and Christians of trying to restrict the increase of the Sinhala Buddhist population. Does not the smashing of the testicles of this victim would affect his sexual relations and productive system preventing him from having a family life and children? Is the Police also in complicit with any agenda to restrict the increase of Sinhala Buddhist population? Over to you BBS, JHU< Sinhala Ravaya, etc. Find if there is a plot and take action. No, you will not do anything on such matters as you will want the support of the Police and other authorities to carry on with your own criminal activities to attack the other communities and religions.

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    Rajapakshe Brothers are using our Mother Lanad as thir private Coloney. Racism,curruption, abuse of power,neptism,contract killing are booming. The current MR & Co. milking and plundering the country same time poor Massed are strugling for their daily meals. The law and order go to a dog leavel,Racist groups BBS, Rawana and Sinhal Hleaurumaya attacking non buddist faith. Churches, Mosques are destryoyed almost daily basis. Goverment Police are giving cover up for this Racist Buddist Monks. Please International community need your action.

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