SRI LANKA: The Police Torture Epidemic in Sri Lanka -- a documentary
Directed filed and edited by Josefina Bergsten; translated by Harshi Perera and Nilantha Illangamuwa; sound editing by Mark Chappell of Fork Media. The film was produced by Pictures by the Wayside and sponsored by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong and the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture (RCT Denmark) -- length 21 minutes.
In this film several victims talk about their experience of torture by the Sri Lankan police and the continuing ordeals they suffer, psychologically and socially due to this torture. All of them state that their arrests were baseless and that after their arrest the police tortured them even before asking any questions at all. Torture has been used as a means of trying to collect evidence in cases which the police have failed to investigate and solve.