The recent arrest of human rights activists Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen Mahesan under Sri Lanka’s PTA law resulted in widespread condemnation within Sri Lanka and from the international community.
After their release from custody, BBC World News interviewed Ruki Fernando on 19th March. As noted by the BBC’s Charles Haviland, in Colombo Ruki Fernando said we were questioned separately by 1-3 ppl, intensive/probing but polite. No physical abuse at any time. Both individuals need permission from the courts to go abroad until investigations are complete.