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HRCSL observes bodies responsible for rule of law failed to cooperate in response to recent events

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) observes that all bodies responsible for keeping law and order in the country have failed to cooperate in response to the tense situation occurred in the country recently.

In a statement, the Commission noted that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Army Commander were summoned to the HRCSL on the 11th in connection with the May 09 assault and that it received explanations from the two on how the Police and the Military had acted in controlling the situation.

Summons were issued to Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Thennakoon to appear in the Commission on May 13, it added.

Given observations on the recent events, the HRCSL also emphasised that there is a problem with the function of the intelligence units of the country.


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