Boy arrested for playing cricket on street

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An underage boy arrested by the Slave Island Police was produced in Court on charges of having played cricket on Vauxhall Street in Colombo 2, in a manner that caused obstruction to vehicles travelling on the road and pedestrian on the pavement.

The underage boy a resident in Colombo 2 pleaded guilty to the charge when the case was taken up for inquiry by Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage.

He was released after being warned not to repeat such an offence.

Police said the suspects had committed a punishable offence under section 59 of the National Thoroughfares Act No.40 of 2008. Under this Act, anyone found guilty was liable for a fine of Rs.5,000 increasing to Rs.50,000 in the case of a second or subsequent offence.

A cricket bat and two plastic chairs used as the stumps were named as case productions.(Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • jan Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:32 PM

    Open Police Park for the kids to play cricket

    Zafran Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:08 PM

    "A cricket bat and two plastic chairs used as the stumps were named as case productions"Seriously? WTF is wrong?

    Domiya Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:17 PM

    These days, it seems that even if a dog shits on the road, MR idiots will blame it on Yahapalanaya. Ignorant idiots. It is sad that such fools are there in this great country.

    Punchirala Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:08 AM

    Well done SL Police, keep up the good work of giving work to the judiciary wasting the time and money spent wages.

    SureshP Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:13 AM

    So, this boy was playing Cricket alone?

    Sincere Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:15 AM

    ... and those who robbed the nation in millions and billions murders, kidnappers etc etc are free! But an innocent child playing cricket on a road had committed an unpardonable crime to be prosecuted. What a marvelous world we are living in!

    pin Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:25 AM

    big full time rogues are just released but a sport guy is arrestedyahapalanaya via DM Android App

    Grace Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:18 AM

    Did he played alone with two chairs..so one was the bowler the other keeper ...!!!!

    karu Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:53 PM

    What did the same police do when the roads were closed and packed with sand bags for the night races in the streets in Colombo and Kandy.

    Stunned Citizen Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:23 AM

    You should probably look for the bigger fish who have played pandu with tax payers money. Reward this child for playing rather than sitting at home on some electronic device and passing time. Its a rare sight these days to see children in the neighbourhood playing.

    Cobra Thursday, 02 July 2015 06:01 AM

    The rest of the team saw the police gonibilla coming and ran away!!!

    Asfar Wednesday, 01 July 2015 07:32 PM

    One year passed for aluthgama killings and not even a single person arrested yet. This what important.

    Cobra Thursday, 02 July 2015 06:02 AM

    What about those playing pandu in Parliament?

    jacky Wednesday, 01 July 2015 04:22 PM

    People of sri lanka have no respect for 90% of the cops or politicians, they should just quit.

    Machan Wednesday, 01 July 2015 02:01 PM

    This Policeman does not have cases in his file for any future promotions.

    Katie Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:36 AM

    This little boy was innocently playing cricket and was produced in court as though it was a crime, What is the POLICE doing about the BIG DRUG BUSINESSMAN? who are selling their drugs on the pavements? Its always the poor that is penalized?

    Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:47 AM

    The major criminal offence that lanka needs to deal urgentl.

    muheed Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:51 AM

    I think he was playing with ghosts!!! This police arrest story looks fishy to me!!

    ziyard Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:57 AM

    sri lanka , cops are spine less,they dont go after the powerful.

    Lima Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:59 AM

    WHAT A SHAME ON THE POLICE AND LAW ENFORCERS TO READ THE NEWS , ALL MR REGIME PEOPLE HAVE ROBBED , MURDERED , ETC MILLION TIMES MORE THAN THE BOY DID , YET THEY TRAVEL ON LUXURY VEHICLES AND POSH LIFE WITH GOVERMENT GUARDS , WHAT A JOKE OF LAW IN SRI LANKA

    Buddhika Lokubandara Thursday, 02 July 2015 12:36 PM

    Oh Lord! what a country. All those sharks and Barracudas who played cricket with the countries wealth and who are still landing sixers a roaming freely. But a small underage boy, who plays cricket on the street is arrested by the police. It is our opinion that the the police who arrested this little fellow, should be charged for harrassment.

    friend Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:07 PM

    What a crime. poor people are culprits all the time. spineless cops go catch real thiefs... via DM Android App

    suresh Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:10 PM

    Glad that the major offenders are being hunted...good job !! NOT

    Thoththa Baba Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:11 PM

    ALL THIS WHILE ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES GET OFF SCOT-FREE!

    Waco Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:13 PM

    Police should have verbally warned and sent him away.

    Street cricketer Ravi Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:22 PM

    Common people, is this such a major punishable offence and do you think this needs to be brought to the courts wasting public funds and time of judiciary..? Would like to see the person who lodged the complaint first of all.

    Prometheous Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:28 PM

    Seriously?

    Prem Nath Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:28 PM

    Cricket is not a game that could be played alone or with three stumps and 2 chairs.This boy I presume has been the target for some other reason only known to the complainant.

    leel Thursday, 02 July 2015 02:30 PM

    No, he was playing it with those two police guys and later with judge.

    BILI Thursday, 02 July 2015 02:45 PM

    Well !!! but the rest?? crime ?the best crime

    Aquarius Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:57 PM

    Simply shows where we are as a nation with the law gone bananas. Who in the world took the trouble to take this to court when real rogues are getting together to hoodwink the people again?

    RK Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:59 PM

    what a stupidity of the cop who arrested the underaged for a minor issue. If the cop was an adult he should have simply warn the kid and explain him about the obstruction, instead he takes him to the courts. Shame on you the police service for having such immature kids working in your department as cops

    ANTON Wednesday, 01 July 2015 01:06 PM

    DOES THIS KID OR HIS PARENTS KNOW "SECTION 59 OF THE NATIONAL THOROUGHFARES ACT NO.40 OF 2008 " ???


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