Youth arrested for video recording President’s helicopter

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A 26 year old man was arrested yesterday by the Bambalapitiya Police on charges of having video recorded the helicopter which carried President Maithripala Sirisena as it landed at the Bambalapitiya Police Field Force Headquarters Grounds, Police said.

They said the suspect a lorry driver of Thalawakele had video recorded the incident from his mobile phone while in the lorry parked on the Havelock Road.

He was released on police bail today.

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  • Matara Saturday, 17 September 2016 03:09 PM

    What was the crime he did?

    Nalin Saturday, 17 September 2016 03:11 PM

    What's wrong with video recording our President? Again SL Police making fools out of themselves...

    Awshad Rahim Saturday, 17 September 2016 03:12 PM

    When the President now goes about freely whats the big problem in someone takes pix videos.Now speach is free and everything is open.Please catch the Thieves,Drug King Pins without harassing innocent people.When a guy takes videos from his phone or Vid Cam dont arrest,but follow him and record his movements and if there is something fishy you can arrest not only him but the whole gang.This is what the Japanese Police do.They dont blindly arrest any person without any proof.

    Eds Saturday, 17 September 2016 03:14 PM

    Why is ths a crime?

    Raj Saturday, 17 September 2016 03:20 PM

    The Law enforcement officers / Police has to be taught basic laws and regulations of the country! Which will prevent unwarranted arrests!

    Vik Saturday, 17 September 2016 03:26 PM

    I thought this president doesn't travel in helicopters!

    Premalal Saturday, 17 September 2016 04:07 PM

    How would the poor man know that the President is in the Helicopter?

    karu Saturday, 17 September 2016 04:25 PM

    Just can't understand. Locals are not allowed to take photographs at places like Independence Square, Arcade and Viharamadevi park. Did MR really end the war?

    Dee Saturday, 17 September 2016 04:51 PM

    I remember being asked to move into a by lane and look the other way , somewhere near WTC when some secretary was gravelling by car (not even president) . now people are up in arms. No wonder they say lankans forget fast. If he video taped during those days, he would have been shot.

    Law Saturday, 17 September 2016 06:24 PM

    Under what section of the law is this so called crime falling into ? When photos/videos are taken at functions (attended by the President) a clear ruling (quoting sections of the law) should be quoted if such action is iliegal . The court case will be interesting.

    Labby Saturday, 17 September 2016 06:32 PM

    When any of the Rajapakse's travelled around around Colombo nobody was allowed to even look in the direction of his motorcade, let alone take photos or videos. Let's not forget.

    Nishen Saturday, 17 September 2016 09:28 PM

    because president is trying to hide the fact that he is traveling by copters

    Sylvia Haik Saturday, 17 September 2016 09:49 PM

    It's the Bambalapitiya Police you are talking about. Didn't they once assault a mentally retarded man for paddling in the sea?

    AIRCRAFT Monday, 19 September 2016 11:21 AM

    Todays paper carried a picture of the plane carrying the President to NY. Pray that the photographer will not be put behind bars ! !

    Cricy Sunday, 18 September 2016 08:58 AM

    Without arrest thay should have followed him. You can't take security lightly.

    lokka Sunday, 18 September 2016 02:43 PM

    wow fantastic law in srilanka

    Labby Sunday, 18 September 2016 04:49 PM

    Some folks just dont get the point.


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