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Don’t Interfere With Duties Of Police: Ranil To Lanka Rights Panel

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) should not interfere with the duties of the police, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. “Now, they (the protesters) are trying to make the HRCSL hinder the police. It is not that the police do not violate human rights. Some people are taken to the police for theft and they are beaten up. Some are treated differently. Cases should be filed against these activities, and if the judgments are against them, we will act accordingly,” he said in Parliament. He further claimed that the complaints made to HRCSL are not related to human rights, reports The Morning. “The majority is silent today. They became silent to go back to living their lives. The police is working in line with this. But what the protesters are doing here is creating a tense situation. When the police go to control the situation, complaints are filed against them at HRCSL. Complaints are not lodged over human rights violations but to stop the police from carrying out their duties,” he said. “If this is how they function, the law must be brought in; this cannot go on any longer. Be it an army officer or a police officer; all should be protected,” he added. “As the government, we want to work with the Opposition. I am saying that we should solve this issue together.”

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