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RATNAYAKE LIYANAGE WISHMA SANDAMALI

The office building that houses the Nagoya District Prosecutor's Office
JAPAN
Sep 29, 2023
Charges dropped again over death of detained Sri Lankan woman
The decision by the Nagoya District Prosecutor's Office effectively ends its probe into the case of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2023
Nippon Ishin lawmaker disciplined over remarks about death of Sri Lankan woman
Without offering proof, Umemura told the Upper House on three occasions that Wishma may have died as a result of a hunger strike, a claim she later admitted was speculation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2023
Video of Sri Lankan detainee's final days at Nagoya facility released publicly
Some of the released footage shows Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali bedridden and begging officers to take her to hospital after telling them she is unable to move or eat.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 15, 2023
Nagoya court to screen video of Sri Lankan detainee's final days
In one clip, Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali vomits, collapses and repeatedly says she's going to die. A guard responds, 'Don't worry, you won't die. If you die, it will be troublesome.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 27, 2022
Decision not to indict officials over Sri Lanka detainee's death unjust, panel says
Wishma Sandamali, who was detained for overstaying her visa in 2020, died on March 6, 2021, after complaining of ill health, including vomiting and stomachaches, from mid-January.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 1, 2022
Dead Sri Lankan detainee's family to request panel review
The request to the independent panel of citizens tasked with reviewing prosecutors' decisions comes after the family was dissatisfied with the decision to drop charges.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2022
Charges against Japan immigration authorities over death of Sri Lankan dropped
Prosecutors have decided to drop all criminal charges against then-senior officials over Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali's death on the grounds that they could not be proven.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2022
Japan government to fight damages suit filed by kin of dead Sri Lankan
The government will fight a u00a5156 million lawsuit filed by relatives of a Sri Lankan woman who died last year while in custody at an immigration center in Nagoya.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2022
Relatives of dead Sri Lankan detainee sue Japanese government
The damages suit was filed at the Nagoya District Court by the family of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali, who died on March 6 last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 8, 2021
Kishida reads letter from kin of Sri Lankan woman who died in detention
The prime minister said he 'firmly accepted' the feelings of the family of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali, who died in detention.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 9, 2021
Kin of dead Sri Lankan files criminal complaint against Japan immigration officials
The move is considered a push for the Nagoya District Public Prosecutors' Office to further investigate the woman's death at a facility in the city.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2021
Kin of Sri Lankan who died in custody urge Japan immigration to accept responsibility
Family members have been demanding that the immigration agency disclose two weeks' worth of security camera footage showing the 33-year-old's final days and clarify her cause of death.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 10, 2021
Kin of Sri Lankan who died in Japan immigration custody urge full release of surveillance video
The family members of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali were only able to see about half of a two-hour edited version of the footage in August due to its shocking content.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Sep 4, 2021
A lesson is lost in the coverage of one immigrant’s death
Immigration centers may pay closer attention to the health of their charges following the death of one Sri Lankan woman, but the problem of extrajudicial imprisonment remains.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 13, 2021
Sri Lankan detainee 'treated like a dog' and 'murdered,' family says
Shocked and feeling unwell, the family could only sit through half of the two-hour video documenting detainee Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali's final days.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 11, 2021
Her death shook Japan. But it may not shift its refugee policy.
A report on the death of a Sri Lankan detainee fails to assign blame to any individuals, nor address some of the more systemic issues with Japan's immigration system.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 6, 2021
Footage of detained Sri Lankan before her death to be shown to family
The Immigration Services Agency is expected to release next week a final report on the death in March of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 24, 2021
Nagoya immigration center gets threat over Sri Lankan woman's death
The Justice Ministry has yet to determine the cause of 33-year-old Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali's death on March 6.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 19, 2021
Withdrawal of immigration bill underscores Suga's precarious standing
The ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito had hoped to pass the bill during the current Diet session, set to end June 16.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 19, 2021
Japan left shaken after a detainee, wasting away, dies alone in her cell
Critics of Japan's immigration system say that Wishma Ratnayake was the victim of an opaque, capricious bureaucracy that has nearly unchecked power over those who run afoul of it.

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