True Prisons; – 2012 WELIKADA massacre Interview with Malin’s mother.

Malin's mother.

Deseaced;- Devamullage Malin Sameera Perera

Interviewed his mother on 12/08/2014. Malin Samera Perera was 26 years old when he was killed. He was died on 10th November 2012. He was resided at 22/08, Silva Road, Kalubowila, Dehiwela. He was divorced with one child. Now the child is five years old. His mother is Jayasinha Arachchige Malani. His father was late Devamullage Jayasiri Perera. He had three brothers. One brother was joined the army and he was killed on 27.09.2000 during the war. Malin was ran a finance company when he was arrested. It was a government registered one.

Now his mother has no permanent earning. Malin was the only son to look after her. Now she had sold her property.

He was a convicted prisoner at Magazine prison when he was killed. His charge was possession of drugs.  He was there as a suspect after that convicted because he assaulted a fellow detainee. He was convicted for 50 days. This was the first time he was incarcerated and he did not have earlier offences. He had enemy inside the prison called Emil Ranjan, a chief jailor. He threatened Malin. His mother lodged complaints at the human rights commission and the Borella police regarding this.

On 10 November 2012 one person inside the prison called Kamal, gave his mother a telephone call and said Malin was killed and remained inside the prison. He died at 6am on 10 November 2012. The body was at police hospital. His mother attended the JMO inquiry. She has a copy of the death certificate. His mother and brother identified the dead body. The body was deformed. It was identified by the slippers which was gifted to him on his birthday.

His mother did not appear before the Magistrate court case. First Borella police informed them to come later they said there was no need to come. The police said there was damage to the prison and the case was filled regarding that. She forgot the number of the case.

Mother;- “Why did they do a thing like this? අපි මැරි මැරි උපදිනවා. When our children were alive we lived without sadness. Now we don’t have anybody to help. His mother works as a domestic servant and earned Rs.300/= for each day. His mother likes to seek justice and work for it. Her remained son has not look after her. “

His mother lodged a complaint regarding this killing before the human rights commission. The HRC asked her to bring the death certificate. She received the death certificate on 19.07.2014.


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