Disappearance of 11 Youths: Lawyer in Defence of Aggrieved Party threatened with Life

Disappearance of 11 Youths: Lawyer in Defence of Aggrieved Party threatened with Life

23 May 2020 09:09 am

Attorney-at-Law Achala Seneviratne has lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday (22) on the basis that her life is being threatened through Social Media. 

Ms. Seneviratne is the attorney in defence for the victimized party of the case in connection to the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths allegedly committed by members of the Navy on the grounds of extortion.   

"Curfew had been imposed during the last period. During that time, my pictures were taken, had them distorted and the pictures in which I was wearing my lawyer's cloak were circulated on Social Media threatening my life at a carefully planned attempt. A hate campaign had been launched in websites, this Police Mithuro (Police Friends) site in particular.

A year ago, a similar event had happened when curfew was imposed throughout the country in the wake of the Easter Sunday Bombing, where my photographs were used in propagating various advertisements on Social Media planning to harm my professional life and my personal life. But it has been over a year since I lodged a complaint against it with the Criminal Investigation Department, I was not informed of anything pertaining to the complaint yet.