The Supreme Court decided to inquire into the alleged rights violations of the club dancer who had been arrested by the Kollupitiya
Police for keeping a cobra.
A Bench comprisedc Supreme Court Justices Nimal Gamini Amaratunga, S.I. Imam and Ms. Chandra Ekanayake.
The petitioner R.M.Nirosha Wimalaratne alias Dilani of Pilimatalawa in her plaint said her fundamental right to equality and right to do a legal occupation of her choice had been violated by the illegal arrest, detention and inhuman and degrading treatment of the OIC and three Police officers attached to the Kollupitiya Police.