HRCSL records statements from authorities


The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) on Tuesday (13), recorded statements from the relevant authorities in connection to the incident, where a 14-year-old student died after falling into a storm water drain in Vehera, Kurunegala on 5 September.

Accordingly, the Municipal Commissioner of Kurunegala, Chairman of the Urban Development, Agrarian Development District Deputy Commissioner, Kurunegala Headquarter Inspector of Police were summoned yesterday (13).

While the family of the deceased was also summoned, they had communicated that they were not in a position to give statements.

The inquiry was headed by the Chairperson of the HRCSL, Justice (Retired) Rohini Marasinghe.

A student who was returning home from school fell into a storm drain and following a one and a half hour search, launched by locals, Police and Army, the student was found trapped in the drain and was rushed to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital where he later passed away.

BY Faadhila Thassim