HRCSL intervenes for arrested social media activist Anuruddha Bandara (Video)

Sunday, 03 April 2022 - 2:42

Police say that social media activist Thisara Anuruddha Bandara, a university student has not been abducted but arrested in accordance with Section 120 of the Penal Code. 

Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said this regarding a rumor circulating on social media that this youth had been abducted in the Modara.

The Thisara Anuruddha Bandara was taken into custody by a team of officers from the Colombo North Crimes Division last night in accordance with Section 120 of the Penal Code.

He is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon.

The police have also informed the Human Rights Commission that the youth is being held in police custody.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Commission says that it has instructed the police to provide necessary facilities to obtain legal assistance to Anuruddha Bandara, a social media activist who was arrested.