BASL To Challenge Magistrate's Order And Fight Against Police Brutality

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka is to file a revision application before High Court challenging the Attanagalla Additional Magistrate’s order to release the police constable on bail after he was arrested in connection with the shooting of a youth in Pasyala recently.

The BASL secretary Ajith Pathirana told that the public was curious over the Additional Magistrate’s decision to release the suspect on bail while the magisterial inquest into the questionable death was still proceeding.

The victim Subash Indika Jayasinghe of Meerigama, a 23-year-old youth was killed in an alleged police shooting on June 10. He died after police opened fire at a motorcycle that failed to heed police orders.

The BASL secretary told media that it has decided to intervene in the matter and file a revision application against the order issued by Magistrate’s Court.

Police Constable Welagedara attached to the Nittambuwa police station was ordered to be released on a cash bail of Rs.5,000 and two sureties of Rs.100,000 after being produced before Attanagalla Additional Magistrate Kavindya Nanayakkara on June 17.

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