Man who threatened President, PM on FB pleads guilty

23 May 2016 02:34 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A man, who was remanded on charges of threatening President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe via social media, today pleaded guilty at the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya discharged the suspect, Sumal Lakmana, a resident of Yakkala after stern warning.

Lakmana was remanded for 25 days after he was arrested by the CID at the Bandaranaike International Airport for allegedly making death threats to the President and the Prime Minister (Shehan Chamika Silva)

  Comments - 10

  • Aruna Monday, 23 May 2016 05:53 PM

    Incumbent president should be arrested for giving false info of Golden horses, Lamborghis etc. to mass population and misleading 6.2 millions in the country!

    acn Monday, 23 May 2016 06:06 PM

    What's wrong with these fools? Everyone seems to be happier ruled by dictator who would have put you six feet underground for a comment like this.

    ss Tuesday, 24 May 2016 07:07 PM

    Still can a person threat another person.... for any reason/s ....

    max Tuesday, 24 May 2016 11:01 AM

    Had you been in Mars when MR was in power? There were hundreds if not thousands of threats, mud slinging to MR through social media, gossip newspapers etc.,

    Samantha Weerasinghe Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:04 PM

    First of all find out why people are making angry remarks and comments towards President and PM. People have been betrayed by this govt by making fales promises. Hence, don't they have a right to express their anger?

    USAguy Monday, 23 May 2016 03:05 PM

    this is ridiculous. he should have been given at least 6 months jail time so he will learn hussain lesson. via DM Android App

    pras Monday, 23 May 2016 03:10 PM

    Good drama to divert attention fm real issues. i also threatened to kill someone tdy in anger but we both know its just figure of speech. big. deal. what a joke via DM Android App

    truth Monday, 23 May 2016 03:37 PM

    What if he had threatened Mara. Then we will be digging his grave too today like Thajudin's for investigation.

    7stars Monday, 23 May 2016 03:38 PM

    Thats why they are given bodyguards via DM Android App

    Silva Monday, 23 May 2016 04:07 PM

    President pardoned the the 'Tamil' although he attempted to assassinate him. Then why harsh punishment for just an angry comment?

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