Thilina Gamage released on bail under special circumstances

21 June 2016 11:33 am - 29     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Colombo Additional Magistrate Thilina Gamage was released on bail today by Colombo High Court Judge Manilal Waidyathilake in the case in which he is accused of keeping an elephant in contravention of the Public Property Act and the Fauna and Flora Act.

The Judge released him on bail, considering special circumstances including him being a judicial officer and his contribution and assistance given to the CID in earlier investigations.

He was released on three sureties of Rs. 2.5 million each and cash bail of Rs.1 million.

The Judge also impounded Former Magistrate’s passport and ordered him to report to the CID every Sunday. (Farook Thajudeen)


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  Comments - 29

  • sphkl Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:57 AM

    ??????? above the law...different version...

    lkboy Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:02 PM

    so this is a bailable offence?

    TARZAN Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:06 PM

    MAN MADE LAW ?????????

    ANTON Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:10 PM


    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:10 PM

    Ha Ha, this is why this country is a joke and majority of positions of authority are in a highly compromised state.

    ram Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:17 PM

    They have something to say for their justification on what done. For an ordinary citizen what will be the law if committed the same crime.

    Konde Bandapu Cheena Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:21 PM

    I know the Law Putha,

    Premalal Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:57 PM

    So special persons who engage in criminal activity are dealt under a special law. Please site that law for the information of special persons so that they too can engage in some profitable or enjoyable pass times.

    Wele Vidane Wednesday, 22 June 2016 05:52 AM

    Now take him to Kaduwela Magistrate.

    Lanka Banana Tuesday, 21 June 2016 01:02 PM

    It is time take out the clothe covering the eyes of Lady Justice.

    de silva Tuesday, 21 June 2016 01:12 PM

    Exempted for being a judge? Then what about Rev. Dhammaloka being a priest ???

    Bala Tuesday, 21 June 2016 01:14 PM

    What ridiculing of the law - whether judicial office or not all equal

    Patriot Tuesday, 21 June 2016 01:22 PM

    Judiciary is working like this? Is it a joke again? Thilina didn't do any special contribution, he did a job!! So, we don't need any investigations into the Rajapaksas, all of them could be acquitted on account of eradicating the LTTE? Bloody nonsense.

    ananda Tuesday, 21 June 2016 01:42 PM

    Very strange of the HC judges statement saying considering his services to the judiciary. It should have been the other way about having not being an example in executing proper judicial functions. via DM Android App

    Champika Tuesday, 21 June 2016 01:47 PM

    Our system is irreversibly rotten. Only way is to go for foreign judges

    ziyard Tuesday, 21 June 2016 01:47 PM

    may god bless sri lanka,i think a few powerful ministers had a hand in infuluencing the hight court judge....

    Mandy Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:08 PM

    How can we tell the world about independence of our judges - no wonder they wanted foreign judges for UNHCR inquiry.

    Aney Apoi Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:15 PM

    Lajje ne wage. To what depths has our judicial officers fallen. I have no trust at all in the law. Kanishka gets away now Thilina gets away and the HC judge will get away.

    AshyD Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:40 PM

    Quote DM : "The Judge released him on bail, considering special circumstances including him being a judicial officer and his contribution and assistance given to the CID in earlier investigations". - Unquote :First, being a Judicial officer and a responsible one at that he should not have got himself into this mess in the first place. He should have known what he was doing is against the law. Next he is supposed to have forged documents or being party to such criminal activity to take possession of the elephant.Second he never reported to the CID when he was called to do so and was absconding when arrest was imminent. So where is the logic? Is Sri Lanka going to the dogs, under Yahapalanaya? The JSC should put this whole case, from A-Z under a microscope and see that an impartial inquiry is initiated and take appropriate action or our beloved country will be the joker in the pack of responsible nations.In the meantime the AG, should initiate further action in a higher court.

    Tony Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:58 PM

    Justice in Sri Lanka depends on who you are and whom you know. What an injustice?

    nihal Tuesday, 21 June 2016 04:09 PM

    setting the stage for that kind of excuse.....

    karsha Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:48 AM

    any offence is balable after a certain perion according to roman dutch law. Even Murder. One is innocent until proven guilty

    karsha Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:49 AM

    He was also bailed out for your info

    Upul Tuesday, 21 June 2016 05:14 PM

    The law and order in Sri Lanka applies only to the ordinary citizens, not for the elite. That is why its called BANANA REPUBLIC. What a shame!!!!

    Observer Tuesday, 21 June 2016 05:16 PM

    If one is a judicial officer he enjoys leniency in any crime via DM Android App

    Bala Tuesday, 21 June 2016 05:25 PM

    So what is the (in)famous BASL doing in all this. They have lost their voice it looks - or gone to sleep.

    Person of Interest Tuesday, 21 June 2016 06:01 PM

    If you can kindnap a person and get bail within two hours, why the fuss about this? Don't become a joke!

    ela boy Tuesday, 21 June 2016 06:49 PM

    how can I become a judicial officer? can someone please educate me? :D :D :D

    nihal Tuesday, 21 June 2016 06:58 PM

    who can say that the Sri lankan Judicial system is unbiased

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