HRCSL raises concern over alleged security threat on former CID Director Shani Abeysekara

HRCSL raises concern over alleged security threat on former CID Director Shani Abeysekara

26 November 2020 02:12 pm

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised strong concerns over the alleged security threats on former CID Director Shani Abeysekara, who is currently in remand prison and reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.

In a letter addressed to the Prison Headquarters, the HRCSL stated that complaints received from the side of the remandee denotes a high degree of concern that his Covid situation may pose a great threat to his life, drawing the immediate attention that strong preventive measures be taken in Abeysekara's protection.

"If Mr. Abeysekera has contracted the virus, we recommend you ensure he receives treatment at the nearest hospital treating people infected by the virus immediately," the statement noted.

Below is the letter sent by the HRCSL: