Damaging railway property -- Matale Mayor released on bail

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Mayor of Matale Duljith Aluvihare who was produced before the Matale Magistrate on the charge of entering the Matale Railway Station premises by force, damaging the fences and constructing a road on the land belonging to the railway, was released on personal bail of Rs.100,000.

He had been summoned to court in connection with the complaint made by the Railway Security Service for causing damage to railway property.

Officer In Charge of the Matale Railway Station made submissions on behalf of the Department while a panel of lawyers including Attorneys-at-Law Champika Wijeratne, Ajith Abeysekara, Asitha Wegodapitiya, Prasanna Saliya Dharmakirthi, Jaliya Gunaratne and Lasantha Balasuriya appeared for Mayor Aluvihare.(M. W. Somaratne)

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  • George Harry Sunday, 10 March 2019 07:14 PM

    A criminal released, caused an utter injustice not only to the Railway Department but for the people of Matale in whole.

    HP Monday, 11 March 2019 01:25 AM

    Mayor's intervention can be for a public purpose. That does not mean that he can take the law to his own hands. I don't wish to see the irregularity regularised later and the matter settled. These settlements are the reasons for arrogant behaviors by Politicians

    HP Monday, 11 March 2019 01:25 AM

    Mayor's intervention can be for a public purpose. That does not mean that he can take the law to his own hands. I don't wish to see the irregularity regularised later and the matter settled. These settlements are the reasons for arrogant behaviors by Politicians

    bindu Monday, 11 March 2019 07:03 AM

    This is what happens when you have a round peg in a square hole.

    SL Monday, 11 March 2019 07:19 AM

    Charge him,and instruct him to pay for the damage from his pocket!.These political savages are not above the law!

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Monday, 11 March 2019 07:35 AM

    The Aluvihares are an old and respectable family in Matale, but I suppose old and respectable families also produce idiots sometimes.

    BSP Monday, 11 March 2019 08:14 AM

    If he can't do that what is the purpose of being the Mayor.

    ANTON Monday, 11 March 2019 08:48 AM

    THIS IS CALLED SRILANKAN LAW.


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