Kin of Sri Lankan who died in Japan immigration custody urge full release of surveillance video


Sep 10, 2021 11:24 pm    Views: 6216

Kin of Sri Lankan who died in Japan immigration custody urge full release of surveillance video

The family of a Sri Lankan woman who died in March following mistreatment at an immigration center visited the immigration agency Friday to seek the full disclosure of two weeks’ worth of security camera footage showing her final days.

The family members of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali, 33, were only able to see about half of a two-hour edited version of the footage in August due to its shocking content. They also demanded that the Immigration Services Agency accept the attendance of their lawyer while they watch it.

The agency was prepared to show the remaining part of the footage to the family on Friday, but the family refused to watch it as their request to be accompanied by their lawyer was turned down.

Wishma’s younger sister, Wayomi, 28, said the response of the agency was regrettable.

Shoichi Ibusuki, the lawyer for the family, said the agency had medical staff on call in case the family members felt unwell while watching the video but that they did not allow his attendance.

“The agency does not understand the feelings of the bereaved family,” he said.

After seeing a portion of the video for the first time on Aug. 12, the younger sisters of Wishma, who died on March 6 while in custody, said their sibling had been treated “like a dog.”

Selected parts of the video showing the last days of Wishma included scenes of her talking with other detainees and being mocked by immigration officers, the family said.

Wishma was taken to the Nagoya Regional Immigration Services Bureau in August 2020 after it was found her visa had expired. She had complained of stomach pain and other symptoms from mid-January and applied for provisional release for hospital treatment but was refused.

Wishma’s other younger sister, Poornima, said at a news conference in August that Wishma “could have been cured if they had hospitalized her temporarily.”

Wayomi said, “Our sister was murdered. Anyone could see that her condition was deteriorating. She was not treated like a human being. We want to see the whole video, not just a part of it.”

The agency’s final report on the death, released in August, said the Nagoya immigration facility failed to provide appropriate medical care, though the probe could not determine the cause of her death.

The agency had at first refused to disclose the footage to the family, citing security, but changed its policy after facing criticism.

An online petition launched by Wishma’s family and supporters in July to press the government to release the full video footage collected over 50,000 signatures and was handed to an agency official the following month. The petition is ongoing and the supporters plan to submit additional signatures.

As of Friday afternoon, more than 76,000 people had signed the petition.

A university graduate and English teacher in her home country, Wishma entered Japan in June 2017 on a student visa planning to teach English to children, according to her family, supporters and the Justice Ministry.

Source: Japan Times
-Agencies

English News

No need to panic over ‘fake email’ received by airport authorities – Defence Secretary

Sri Lanka’s Secretary of Defence says there is NO need for the public to panic over the ‘fake email’ received by country’s

Views: 6    Sep 17, 2021      Read More...

Quarantine curfew extended until Oct. 01

The quarantine curfew currently in effect across the island has been extended until 4.00 a.m. on October 01 (Friday),

Views: 6    Sep 17, 2021      Read More...

Enough petroleum resources in Mannar to settle country’s foreign debt – Gammanpila

Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila says that Sri Lanka has enough petroleum resources in Mannar to sort out the country’s

Views: 12    Sep 16, 2021      Read More...

Sri Lanka confirms another 132 coronavirus deaths

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 132 Covid-19 related deaths for September 14, increasing the

Views: 14    Sep 15, 2021      Read More...

Gossips

Getting into superhero shape

After a long wait, The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in full swing. Both Black Widow and Shang-Chi have arrived in theaters

Views: 6237    Sep 11, 2021      Read More...

K-POP stars Sri Lanka

Under the category of best K-POP Dance Performance, Island Stompers, Lachimolala, Riya Pathirana and Mandira Hippola

Views: 6241    Sep 09, 2021      Read More...

Bolywod News

Nayanthara in SRK’s next project

Atlee in the industry.

Views: 6227    Sep 09, 2021      Read More...

Britney Spears’ father asks for conservatorship to end

Jamie Spears, the father of Britney Spears, on Tuesday asked a Los Angeles court to end the pop singer’s 13-year conservatorship

Views: 6235    Sep 09, 2021      Read More...

Sinhala News

f,dydka r;aj;af;a g tfrys meñKs,a, ms<sn|j fmd,siam;sg Wmfoia

je,slv iy wkqrdOmqr nkaOkd.drj, we;sjq isÿùï iïnkaOfhka rdcH wud;H f,dydka r;aj;af;a uy;dg tfrysj

Views: 8    Sep 17, 2021      Read More...

kdrdfyakamsg frday,a fndaïn isoaêhg foaYmd,{fhl=;a .Efjhs

kdrdfyakamsg m%foaYfha fm!oa.,sl frday,l§ w;afndaïnhla fidhd .ekSfï isoaêfha úu¾Ykj,g wod<j ;j;a mqoa.

Views: 9    Sep 17, 2021      Read More...

ksfrdaOdhk we¢ß kS;sh §¾> flf¾

fldúâ jHdma;sh md,kh lsÍu i|yd mkjd we;s ksfrdaOdhk we¢ß kS;sh §¾> lsÍug ckdêm;s f.daGdNh rdcmlaI

Views: 18    Sep 17, 2021      Read More...

mdial= m%ydrhg iïnkaO bn%dysïf.a mjq,g wh;a ;U l¾udka; Yd,dj mjrd .kakjd ) weu;s úu,a ùrjxY

rdcika;l lr we;s ,mdial= bßod wudkqIsl l%shdoduhg, iïnkaO jQ ~bn%dysï mjq,g~ wh;a ;U lïy," wud;H uKav,

Views: 11    Sep 17, 2021      Read More...

h<s fiajhg meñKs úY%dñl ffjoHjrfhla fldúâ udrhdg ì,s

lgq.iaf;dg m%dfoaYSh frdayf,a fiajh lrñka isá ffjoHjrfhl= fldúâ wdidokhùfuka Ôú;laIhg m;aù ;sfí'

Views: 8    Sep 16, 2021      Read More...

.=re ) úÿy,am;s jegqma .egÆj uqo,a weu;s fj;

jegqma úIu;d .egÆj idlÉPd ud¾.fhka úi|d.ekSu i|yd j¾ckfha ksr; .=re)úÿy,am;s jD;a;Sh ix.ï wo ^16& miajrefõ

Views: 10    Sep 16, 2021      Read More...

Sport News

wdndOhg ,la jQ l=i,a cks;a .ek ;SrKhla .kS

ol=Kq wm%sldj iu. mej;s 3 jk iy wjika mkaÿjdr úiai ;r.fha§ wdndOhlg ,la jQ l=i,a cks;a fmf¾rd iïnkaOfhka

Views: 8    Sep 16, 2021      Read More...

T20 mrdcfhka miq ms;slrejka .ek oiqkaf.ka m%ldYhla

Y%S ,xld ms;slrejka úiaihs 20 ;r.j,§ óg jvd úYajdikShj iy j.lSï iy.;j l%Svd l<hq;= nj Y%S ,xld l%slÜ

Views: 15    Sep 15, 2021      Read More...

ol=Kq wm%sldjg myiq chla

Y%S ,xldj iu. mej;s fojeks úiaihs úiai cd;Hka;r ;rÛh myiqfjka ch .ekSug ixpdrl ol=Kq wm%sldkq

Views: 25    Sep 13, 2021      Read More...

Politics

ið;a g tfrysj wkqrf.ka oeä m%ldYhla

uqo,a wud;H neis,a rdcmlaI uy;df.a fhdackdjla u; flrj,msáh n,d.drfha whs;sh wfußldkq iud.ulg ,nd§ug leìkÜ

Views: 21    Sep 13, 2021      Read More...

ið;a msf<a 10 la h<s UNPhg @

ið;a msf<a 10 la h<s UNPhg @ we;=¿ lKska fldkska úfYaIdx.fha my;ska '

Views: 6228    Sep 10, 2021      Read More...

ckm;s iy rks,a w;r yuqjla miajrefõ

tlai;a cd;sl mlaIfha kdhl ysgmq w.%dud;H rks,a úl%uisxy uy;d wo ckdêm;s f.daGdNh rdcmlaI

Views: 6209    Aug 17, 2021      Read More...

Gossips

Getting into superhero shape

After a long wait, The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in full swing. Both Black Widow and Shang-Chi have arrived in theaters

Sep 11, 2021      Read More...

K-POP stars Sri Lanka

Under the category of best K-POP Dance Performance, Island Stompers, Lachimolala, Riya Pathirana and Mandira Hippola

Sep 09, 2021      Read More...

Wearing less makeup for ‘Cinderella’ was scary

Singer Camila Cabello says she found it “scary” wearing a lot less makeup for her titular role in the new ‘Cinderella’.

Sep 09, 2021      Read More...

Short story

'''ch Y%S kjd;ek'''~ ;dkdhïm,a,df.a igyk

Tn;=udg u;l we;s óg udi yh y;lg WvÈ''' Èjhsfka iqm‍%lg wf,ú ióla‍IK wdh;khl ;reK .eyekq <uhs lKavdhula fï

Views: 6210    Dec 27, 2020      Read More...

t,a,kak o udj@

tal fjkak neß jevla fka ms‍%hdks''' ldf.;a ie,ß wod, tljqkaÜia j,g jeá,d kï Thdf. ú;rla fkdjeá ;sfhkak úÈhla kEfka''

Views: 6212    Dec 10, 2020      Read More...

iqj| bj lrk idxldj ßÿula

fïÔú; ld,h ;=<È wm úúOdldr jQ w;aoelSï ,nd we;af;uq' we;eï w;aoelSï i;=g b;sßlr we;' we;eï w;aoelSï

Views: 6210    Jan 12, 2020      Read More...

Gossips

m;a;r f.dvlska weÛ jyf.k" ksrEmsldjla lrmq wÆ;a f*dfgdaIQÜ tl nqlsh le<UQ yeá fukak

2014 jif¾ isg ksrEmk lafIa;%fha kshef,k uOQ l=,;=x. uE; ld,fha ksrEmsldjka w;r álla lEmS fmkqKd'

Views: 36    Sep 16, 2021      Read More...

uf.a r;a;rka Thdg mska" uf.a fndakslals Thd wfma f,daflag weú;a wog yßhgu wjqreÿ 2hs

mqxÑ ÈhKshf.a WmkaÈkhod p;=ßld mSßia uqyqKq fmdf;a oeuQ wdor”h igyk fukak
“Thd ;uhs wmamÉÑf.hs

Views: 63    Sep 16, 2021      Read More...

wdorKsh ieñhd tlal oñ;d wfír;ak Wmka Èkh ieurE yeá

iskudj jf.au mqxÑ ;srh rx.kfhka fmdaIKh l< oñ;d wfír;ak miq.sh 14 jeksod 46 jeks Wmka Èkh ieurejd'

Views: 50    Sep 16, 2021      Read More...

uf.a fm!oa.,sl;ajhg oeä f,i ydks isÿfj,d'

 lsref<a w¾nqoh ksid rgu l;d l<" mqIamsld o is,ajd yÈisfhau uqyqKq fmdf;a ixfõ§ fjhs

Views: 96    Sep 15, 2021      Read More...