Welipanna police arrested 62 years old Maddumage Don Jinasoma who went to the nearby jungle with two of his companions to drink arrack which they bought. Jinasoma is a retired army officer and a married father of two children. He resides at No 67, Maha Oya road, Madavala, Rabukkana. This incident was happened on 13.10.2011. After that Jinasoma and his two friends were brought to the Welipanna police station. The police officers who involved this were the SI Wijethunga of minor complaint division, Amarapala 65947, gramaarakshaka Kannangara, Withana , Premadasa 12983 and another gramaarakshaka woman. The above mentioned words were told to Jinasoma while he was putting to the cell by a police personal. He was being inside the cell for two hours and took his signature to a statement without mentioning what it was about and released him advising to appear before the Mathugama courts on 25.10.2011. The fabricated charge against him was selling 02 drams of arrack to the policeman called Amarapala. At the courts Jinasoma pleaded his innocence. He was bailout for Rs10,000 cash bail and a surety valid Rs.100,000/=. Jinasoma complained to the relevant authorities about the injustice which was happened to him. His innocence was proved before these authorities. On 29.05.2012 he was appeared before the court but his case was not called. The registrar office informed him that his case was withdrawn by the police. On 08.06.2012 Jinasoma requested a certified copy of his case from the registrar office. But the staff of the registrar office informed him such a case was not registered. But he again requested it from the register of the courts. After that he received a certified copy of his case. We have to say only one thing. The illegal arrest, torture , and fabrication of charges are not isolated crimes which were commissioned only by the police. A considerable number of professionals and the court staffs are also directly or indirectly support this. To eliminate this type of state crimes we need a hard commitment and change of attitude of the entire society.
Harshi C. Perera