Susantha B. Karunaratne, a journalist, has complained to the Supreme Court that he was slapped across the face, at Hambantota, on October 6, 2017, by a senior police officer of the Hambantota police while he was in custody.
The petitioner has alleged arbitrary treatment and an illegal detention by the Hambantota police.
The petition was yesterday supported by President’s Counsel M. M. Ali Sabry.
The court granted leave to proceed with the petition.
The bench comprised Chief Justice Priyasarth Dep and Justice Anil Gooneratne.