The mother of Salindu Malshika Gunaratne, alias “Kudu Salindu,” today filed a writ petition in the Court of Appeal seeking an order preventing police from causing any harm to the life of her son.
Eight suspects, including drug kingpin Nadun Chinthaka alias “Harak Kata” and his accomplice identified as Salindu Malshika Gunaratne alias “Kudu Salindu,” were arrested in Madagascar for alleged drug trafficking charges.
The petitioner states that her son, aged 26, is currently being extradited or is in the process of being extradited from Madagascar, where he was apprehended on March 1, 2023, together with Nadun Chinthaka, also known as “Harak Kata,” and is currently held in the administrative custody of the Sri Lanka Police.
The petitioner stated that, to the best of her knowledge, her son has been named a suspect or indicted with respect to six criminal cases at several courts.
The petitioner states that the occurrence of deaths while in court is a common occurrence in Sri Lanka, with such deaths taking
place despite specific warnings by the family and attorneys of the said persons regarding the imminent danger to their lives.
The petitioner states that she is aware that, prior to the killing of Makandure Madush, his wife wrote to the Human Rights Commission.
The petitioner states that, as such, she lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission together with an affidavit on March 13, 2023, urging immediate intervention by the Commission to protect the life of her son.