Collecting Bank account details, violation of privacy, court says

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 July 2008, 01:40 GMT]
Sri Lankan Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva, while presiding over a Fundamental Rights submission on Monday, said that privacy of individuals was fundamental and warned those responsible for abuses such as asking for bank account numbers from civilians during search operations. Counsel M.A. Sumenthiran had submitted to court that directions given by the court were not being carried out during search operations. The CID officers were asking for bank account numbers from the civilians during the operation.

The three member bench of the Supreme Court chaired by Sarath N. Silva took up the FR petition filed by the CWC against the discriminate arrest of Tamils in Colombo for further inquiry. The other members of the bench were Justices Nihal Gamini Amaratunge and K.Sripavan.

The CWC has cited Sri Lankan Defense Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defense Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka Air Force Commander Roshan Gunatilake, Sri Lanka Navy Commander Wasantha Karanagoda and the Inspector General of Police and four others as respondents.

Meanwhile, civilians arrested in search operation carried out in Wellawatte area last Saturday were detained for long hours.

Police had given them forms printed only in Sinhala.

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.06.18 16:24   Photo
Jaffna Tamil fishers mobilise against southern poaching, expose conduct of SL police
20.06.18 11:52  
Wigneswaran's secretary accuses SL Presidential Secretariat of dodging land release in North
19.06.18 18:33   Photo
SL military stationed in 6,275 acres of public and private lands in Vaakarai, Batticaloa
18.06.18 23:05  
Occupying SL Police in Jaffna again blamed for dodging action on criminal policemen
17.06.18 23:51   Photo
SL policemen fire to kill Tamil man at Church premises in Mallaakam, Jaffna
16.06.18 20:31  
US naval, seismic partnerships with genocidal Sri Lanka bring miseries to Eezham Tamils in Trincomalee
15.06.18 21:07   Photo
Swiss ruling, a precedent-setting victory for Right of Self-Determination oriented freedom fighters
14.06.18 20:03  
Only an international investigation would establish truth on enforced disappeared
13.06.18 22:37   Photo
Colombo schemes Sinhala military-led industrialisation of KKS exploiting geopolitics
12.06.18 19:49   Photo
Mannaar mass grave could be from early 1990s, shocking details emerge
11.06.18 14:38  
Sirisena yet to revoke Gazette notification of Colombo's seizure of Champoor lands
10.06.18 19:14  
Tamil families caught in dilemma of transferring lands in Seruvila, Trincomalee
09.06.18 19:04  
SL military attempts to rout out Tamil shop owners in Ampaa'rai village
08.06.18 18:17  
131 Sinhala Buddhist installations crop up in North after 2009: NPC
07.06.18 13:56   Photo
Encroaching Sinhala monk receives official recognition from SL Archaeology Department
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=26235