File 6-12 - Complaints against police

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UTSC 014-S2-SS1-6-12


Complaints against police


  • 1962-1965 (Creation)

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File contains correspondence related to indiscriminate arrests and assaults by the Sri Lankan Police across the country. File includes letters, telegrams written by various Tamil speaking members of the public to Chelvanayakam detailing the incidents and requesting help, and also Chelvanayakam's draft letters to the Inspector General of Police and other authorities.

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Original folder number is 53(2)

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  • Tamil
  • English

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Papers are heavily damaged by rust.

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