Cinnamon Lakeside CSO remanded

17 March 2010 09:23 am - 34     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Colombo Fort Magistrate today remanded the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel till March 31 for allegedly deleting the data from the Cinnamon Lakeside Security Camera sets of January 26 and 27.

General Sarath Fonseka had been confined at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel on January 26 and 27, soon after the Presidential Election, allegedly stating that he had been under house arrest.

On January 27, police arrested three suspects on suspicion for conspiring to topple the government, a move the government alleged was planned by the General. (LS)

  Comments - 34

  • Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:32 PM

    From now on I'll check with the local police station whether I am allowed to delete the pictures in my digital camera's memory. Will they issue me a certificate saying that I've consulted them, prior to deleting, in order to avoid being charged with this new crime.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 10:53 AM

    How can three people conspire to topple a govt. Any idiot will understand that it is not possible and Gen SF is not stupid.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 11:04 AM

    No idea whats happening??

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 12:21 AM

    I am a Sri Lankan born General Manager of a 520 room 5-star hotel, in a foreign country. The law here is that all CCTV recordings must be kept in the hard drive, for 30 days. If deliberately erased, I, as GM, will be taken into police custody. At least the law in Sri Lanka only takes the hotel security-chief into custody, not the GM - good for the GM!

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 11:15 AM

    The "Witch Hunt" continues? What did the cops tell the Magistrate to get the remand order?

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 12:43 AM

    For deleting Security information related to a crime.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 12:53 AM

    We are living in a fools paradise my dear friend

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 02:19 AM

    And it's not difficult for the CID to retrieve data. Computer Forensics.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 12:08 PM

    Govt is too soft on these culprits. If this happened in USA, they will be in top secret prisons.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 08:13 AM

    What a innocent deletion. Ha ha ha

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 02:40 AM

    is it compulsory it have CCTV cams in hotels here?

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 04:09 AM

    Yes! And at the elections they will blindly vote for more headaches.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 02:18 PM

    The witch-hunt continues.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 01:42 PM

    Excellent comment! So true...

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 03:18 PM

    Any thing is possible in Sri Lanka!!

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 03:20 PM

    An innocent man, paying for others sins.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 03:22 PM

    Please get him to squeal!!!

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 05:05 AM

    THIS COUNTRY IS HEADING FOR SUPPORT ONE PARTY SYSTEM.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 05:12 AM

    Don't show your ignorance

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 05:25 AM

    Other people beg to differ.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 05:29 PM

    If the evidence is destroyed how can anyone prove anything??

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 05:30 PM

    He must have destroyed the vital evidence!!

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 05:34 PM

    The point is there was a conspiracy - whether it was/is possible or not is irrelevant!

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 05:45 PM

    You can't delete your own message inbox, in future. its a criminal offence.

    Thursday, 18 March 2010 06:31 AM

    This government dose not know wt there doing just they want show that they are honest.................and try to make people poooooooooooool.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:29 AM

    Wow ....It's Now a Criminal Offense to Delete contents of your own (Companies) security equipment.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:33 AM

    but the government fails to prove that there was any conspiring to topple the government. I wonder why they are remanding CSO.. this is the insane. King has lost his mind. I wonder he had it before.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:39 AM

    Poor chap is also getting involved unnecessarily. Now that there is no charge with regard to the coup conspiracy, why is this chap being dragged into this.

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 07:11 PM

    Hi guys, this is 'SILLY LANKA'! Don't fret and sweat ... more to come ... THE DOCILE ISLANDERS LOOK AT ALL OF THIS AND GO TO BED, JUST HOPING THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE IN THE MORNING! GOOD LUCK!

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 07:33 PM

    Seems like they will arrest almost anyone ...

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:54 AM

    Poor guy caught between two giants...!!!

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 09:55 AM

    WHEN WILL THE WITCH HUNT END. HOW MANY MORE WILL ENTER WELIKADA. THE NEED OF THE HOUR IS MORE PRISONS

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 10:18 AM

    Fantastic kill the messenger for bringing the message. Obviously that poor guy was obeying orders wasn't he ?

    In that case what of the present Army Commander ?

    Wednesday, 17 March 2010 08:30 PM

    Yes it does, it is called 'obstructing a criminal investigation.'


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