A video is going viral on social media in Sri Lanka that shows a person suspected to be an engineer of Udugampola office of Provincial Road Development Authority assaulting a female officer. The incident is suspected happened on 23 November 2020. Social media posts say the perpetrator of violence against women in this video is a man with political backing. A few weeks ago, a lady doctor in Karapitiya hospital complained against a senior surgeon in her ward regarding mentally and physically torturing her.
While social media in Sri Lanka raised suspicions on foul play and life threat behind the actions taken regarding SSP Shani Abesekara, latest reports say he is being transferred from Polonnaruwa to Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Colombo. The former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is despised by the present government and he was arrested four months ago. The charges against him are related to illegal possession of firearms. There are suspicions on fabricated evidence related to the case but when a case is filed under Firearms Ordinance in Sri Lanka, the suspect has to stay in remand for a long time until bail is granted. Sri Lanka Young Journalists' Association started a petition to Commissioner General of Prisons Sri Lanka and 6 others seeking the safety for Superintendent of Police Shani Abesekara who is suffering from COVID-19 while detained in prison. The petition addresses Commissioner General of Prisons Sri Lanka Chandana Wickramaratne, Inspec
Ceylon Teachers' Union secretary Joseph Stalin said that four students of Thalawakele Tamil School who were undergoing quarantine had attended school today. He said that the government's unplanned re-opening of government schools had put the teachers in trouble. Stalin pointed out that when re-opening schools after the first corona wave, the government issued a circular for the safety of the teachers allowing them to stay in the school only when they are required for teaching. However, although the government has no plan to re-open primary classes yet, the teachers of the primary sections have also been summoned to duty putting them in unnecessary risk. Those teachers have no work in the school but have to stay until school is over. "The government's claims of successful re-opening and high percentages of attendance are fabrications," Joseph Stalin pointed out citing figures from some schools in Kandy town. "Today's attendance in some of the leading sc