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Constable awarded Rs.2 mn. against police arbitrary arrest

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The Supreme Court awarded Rs.2 million against the four police officers attached to the Kosgoda Police Station, as compensation for subjecting to arbitrary arrest of a police constable and his wife. 

While holding that four policemen, including the OIC of the Kosgoda Police Station have violated the Fundamental Rights of the Police Constable in terms of Articles 12(1),13(1) and 14(1)(g) of the Constitution, the Supreme Court observed that the Sri Lanka Police have been vested with the duty of maintaining the law and that they are the guardians of public safety. 

The Supreme Court further observed that the facts and circumstances of this case raise the question of who guards the guards.

The Supreme Court held that the compensation should be paid by the four policemen out of their personal funds. The State is directed to pay a sum of Rs. 25,000 each to the petitioner and his wife.

The Supreme Court three-judge-bench comprising Justices Preethi Padman Surasena, Janak de Silva and Priyantha Fernando observed that the OIC of the Kosgoda Police Station Mangala De Soyza, Inspector Asela Premanath and Police Sergeant Indika de Silva have repeatedly filed false actions against the petitioner P.D.A. Panapitiya.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court ordered that a copy of this judgment be forwarded to the National Police Commission for it to take appropriate disciplinary  actions against the respondents.

Counsel Geeth Karunarathna with Bhagya Peiris appeared for the petitioners, while Deputy Solicitor General Anoopa de Silva appeared for the Attorney General.

(dailymirror.lk)

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Former Minister Ronnie de Mel no more

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Former Minister – Ronnie de Mel has passed away today (27) while being treated at a private hospital, reports say.

He was aged 99 years old.A former civil servant, he was the Minister of Finance from 1977 – 1988 under the United National Party government and holds the record for the largest number of budgets presented by a finance minister.

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NPP to also back NCM against Speaker

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The National People’s Party (NPP) has also decided to back the No Confidence Motion against Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kieirella, Professor G. L. Peiris, Tissa Attanayake, Chandima Weerakkody, Shan Wijayalal de Silva, and others have signed the motion on behalf of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and Samagi Jana Alliance.

Meanwhile, Dullas Alahapperuma, the leader of the Freedom People’s Congress has also said that they would back the NCM.

Yesterday (26), the Uttara Lanka Sabhagaya had stated they would back the motion as well. 

The motion cites several reasons, including the Speaker’s failure to appropriately present the amendments proposed by the Supreme Court for the Online Safety Bill before its passage. 

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Muthukumarana to take up Uddika Premarathne’s MP seat

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S.C. Muthukumarana is set to be named to the Parliamentary seat  left vacant after the resignation of Anuradhapura District MP – Uddika Premarathne.

It is reported that the Secretary General of Parliament – Mrs. Kushani Rohanadheera has informed of this to the Election Commission, in accordance with Section 64(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act No. 1 of 1981.

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