SLHRC to investigate Police brutality against Hambantota protesters
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (SLHRC) has launched an investigation into the assault committed by an Assistant Superintendent of Police on a detained protester during the riots that broke out in Hambantota on October 6.
Media spokesperson of the SLHRC Saliya Peiris P.C stated that a complaint is yet to be lodged at the commission with regards to the incident.
He however stated that the Commission will launch an inquiry into the incident after witnessing the incident via the video clip that was circulated throughout the media.
Accordingly an inquiry will be launched by the SLHRC tomorrow (9).
Meanwhile the National Police Commission has informed the IGP that a detailed report of the incident should be compiled as violent occurrences of this nature can be problematic to the Police Force.