Chinese woman fined Rs.10 for loitering

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A Chinese woman who pleaded guilty to loitering on a street in Kollupitiya at night without giving a reasonable answer to police was ordered to pay a fine of Rs.10 by a Colombo Court today.

The Chinese woman was arrested by Kollupitiya police while she was wandering near Sea Avenue in Kollupitiya at night. The Kollupitiya police charged that the accused had been loitering on the street to be solicited. Police further stated in Court that when she was arrested she was unable to give a reasonable answer to the charge of loitering on a street at night. Police charged that the accused had committed a punishable offence which came under section 3(B) of the Vagrancy Ordinance. After taking into consideration the provisions of the act, Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne ordered her to pay a fine of Rs.10.

In March, this year, another Chinese woman was fined Rs. 10 for the same offence.
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  • Murali Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:34 AM

    Time spent to to read this article cost me more than this!! LOL

    lankaman Thursday, 19 April 2012 06:00 AM

    she would have been just trying to catch some fresh sea breeze

    R.Dias Wednesday, 18 April 2012 04:41 PM

    Rs 10.00 fine for loitering in the wee hours reflects very badly on the state of affairs of the STATE.....it is a bloody disgrace they must increase it to Rs 1,000 - 2,000

    joker Wednesday, 18 April 2012 04:44 PM

    good things no cheap, cheap things no good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kutty Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:38 PM

    very stupid why they arrest inocent ,please go to fort opppsite railway station,we call capri mudukuwa so many prostitues you can find

    Kleo Dr. Wednesday, 18 April 2012 04:30 PM

    Certainly even in the last month also a verdict had been given to another woman as the same way.
    The reason could be the very old law written on the books and which the Judges also have no rights to amend though it seems so odd.
    This is really waste of time, money and efforts of the people who have involved from the time arrest to the time of acquittal.
    It's in vain of TAX PAYERS AND THE HARD EARNED MONEY OF EXPATRIATES.

    B.Fernando Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:20 PM

    Joke of the day! This is corrupt lawless Banana Republic.

    gamunu Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:25 PM

    Lot of drug trafficking, illegal acts and crimes are happeining at night on the roads in Colombo but our brave and talented police find only chinese ladies loitering. Knowing that court fine only Rs10 how much effort and money they waste for this. These guys have a cheap satisfaction with all these.

    Puran Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:20 PM

    Call it pay back for all the aid we receive from China. 10 bucks? What would have they done if one of own was caught.

    gajan99 Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:53 PM

    I gladly pay her 1000 Rupees.

    sxhabeeb Wednesday, 18 April 2012 05:55 PM

    Funny... many knows what many of these chinese women are doing here.... and the efforts of the police is just humiliated.....

    Min Lu Wednesday, 18 April 2012 06:15 PM

    She might had been practicing the traditional TAI CHI after a heavy meal.

    Ranjan Silva Wednesday, 18 April 2012 06:25 PM

    What's wrong in loitering the Streets of Colpity; looking for friends (both Chinese or Lankan) and for some fun.
    Perhaps; they couldn't explain themselves
    to the policemen in English or Sinhala. It's Not a crime. Not fair.

    JOHN CARL Wednesday, 18 April 2012 06:11 PM

    Calculate the total cost from the time of arrest upto release. Finally the poor Sri Lankans have to foot the bill.

    nimal Wednesday, 18 April 2012 06:35 PM

    before punishing foreigners try to make our society to a level so that sri lankans do not loiter all over..

    what a pathetic excuse for a law we have in here..

    Deen Thursday, 19 April 2012 08:18 AM

    Now a days Kollupitiya police is very famed of catching who is toileting on the street, I request them to visit one day to Petta Bus Stand to catch many more nationalistic of Sri Lanka.

    John Fernandez Thursday, 19 April 2012 07:52 AM

    The neighbours around the area may have reported that prostitutes are loitering in the vicinity. Rs 10/- is not the fact here, but to stop illegal activities.

    jeena madam. Thursday, 19 April 2012 09:26 AM

    ...and I thought that MY rates were cheap.

    Boatboy Peiris Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:25 PM

    AGAIN ?!?!?!?

    dilshan Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:17 PM

    why this kolavery di !!!!

    waste of tax payers money.

    Labby Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:22 PM

    Silly !

    tIBET lAMA Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:16 PM

    Chinese pavement goods going cheap

    Ruhunu Kolla Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:56 PM

    A lot of favouritism for anything CHINIES.

    Criclover Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:03 PM

    oh.. Rs.10/- ? I can't stop laughing...
    Wasting valuble time of the court.

    Alex Thursday, 19 April 2012 10:59 AM

    When you cant catch, murderers, theives, thugs and rapists you have to do at least something like this

    prag Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:19 AM

    Putting this news may cost morethan this!!!!

    Democrat Wednesday, 18 April 2012 01:09 PM

    I feel sorry about the poor Chinese lady. She will be going to jail because of not being able to pay the fine...

    ahamed Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:52 AM

    how much the govet. spent to collect the fine of 10/=?

    Handipora Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:57 AM

    Rs. 10/- for what purpose? Deport her back to her country as an unwanted person. This will safeguard our blessed country.

    Samayan Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:24 AM

    If she would have good with police officers she will save Rs.10/=or get another Rs,100/=like others.


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