Cop suspended over assault on HNDA students

HNDA student assaultA policeman attached to the Kirulapone police station has been suspended over the recent assault on students of the Higher National Diploma on Accountancy (HNDA).

The Inspector of Police was suspended on the instructions of the National Police Commission.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) had last week accused the police of violating the rights of the HNDA students during the protest recently.

In a report based on investigations conducted on the police assault on the students, the HRCSL had recommended that the police pay compensation to the students injured in the incident.

HRCSL had also recommended that one female student injured in the incident be paid Rs. 25,000 as compensation and eight other students who were also injured be paid Rs. 15,000 each.

In its report, HRCSL also says that those who gave orders for the police to act in the manner they did on the day of the protest should be held accountable and action taken against them. (Colombo Gazette)