Law on Order

Human rights groups in Sri Lanka want national budgetary allocations to improve law and order in the island. Human rights groups in Sri Lanka want national budgetary allocations to improve law and order in the island. Clear budgetary allocations are needed, says the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), in a statement Thursday, to contain the increase in crime in the island and to enforce police and army discipline.


The AHRC is demanding that the defense authorities put a lid on corruption and indiscipline within the ranks of the security forces.

This is when a former lieutenant of the Sri Lankan Army came forward about threats to his life from two of his superiors.

Dingiri Banda has taken his case of assault by two army officers to court.

He alleged that the two perpetrators attacked him and made an attempt on his life at the officer’s mess of Gajaba Regiment at Saliyapura in February 2000.

He was forced to end his military career prematurely to escape further attacks.

According to human rights groups there are also some forty odd cases of civilian torture pending against the police in lo