The National Police Commission (NPC) has received 9,295 complaints about the Sri Lanka Police's functioning during the last five years.
Complaints include cases of unlawful arrest, false charges, assault, torture, partiality, abuse of power, as well as police inaction.
“From the years starting with 2017 to the second quarter of 2022, the total numbers of unsolved complaints were 5, 21, 96, 276, 1344, and 713, respectively. When asked about the delay, the NPC blamed the Covid-19 pandemic” reports Daily Mirror.
“Sri Lanka’s police force is one of the most brutal in the world,” said Kavi, a Tamil activist. “They have tortured, raped and killed. They continue to commit crimes with almost absolute impunity".