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SC deems lance corporal’s FR violated

The Supreme Court yesterday declared the violation of fundamental rights of K. Pyawanse, Lance Corporal of the Army, by a respondent Terrorist Investigation Unit, Bogamuwa.

Petitioner Piyawanse was granted Rs. 100,000/- compensation for arbitrary treatment, and illegal detention to paid within three month.

The TID had suspected him of being connected to the murder of Lasantha Wickramatunga, editor Sunday Leader.

The petitionr Piyawanse was held under detention order for over one year. He was arrested on February 27, 2010.

Counsel J.C. Weliamuna appeared with Pasindu Silva, the petitioner.

The judgment was delivered by justice Sisira de Abrew.