HRCSL summons Public Security Minister | Sri Lanka News

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has decided to conduct an investigation into the actions of the police and security forces to control the protests held in Colombo and Kelaniya on March 7 and 8.

The Commission said the investigations will be conducted over the protests held around the University of Colombo on March 7 and 8 and the protest held around the University of Kelaniya on March 8. Police used tear gas and water cannons on university students during the protests held in Colombo and Kelaniya on those days.

Accordingly, the HRCSL has informed the IGP in writing to send a list of the most senior police officers who were deployed to control the protests on those days to the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission before March 10.

Meanwhile, Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles had been informed to appear before the Commission on Monday (13) to record a statement over the action taken by the police during those protests.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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