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By Ananda Weerasuriya


The Chief Mt. Lavinia Magistrate today warned a CID officer and told him not to attempt to deceive the Court or arrest innocent people while the real culprit is allowed to go scot free.

Mt. Lavinia Chief Magistrate Harsha Sethunga told the CID officer handling an alleged fraud case that he will be placed on the dock if he fails to carry out his duties properly.

Advising the CID officer further, the Magistrate questioned the questioned used in arresting persons purely on statements given by individuals.

The Magistrate questioned the CID officer if he was not ashamed to set culprits free while keeping innocent people in custody without conducting proper investigations.

He told the officer not to purse investigations if he is unable to find the truth.

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  • Wednesday, 03 February 2010 01:14 PM

    Well Done. May GOD Bless you.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 01:20 PM

    Finally some justice!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 01:20 PM

    An independent judiciary is our only hope

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 01:31 PM

    Well done Sir. At least if court can be independent it will be a relief for people

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 01:31 PM

    Dear Magistrate. You are the real hero....!! police down with hooligans...!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:21 PM

    There are thousands people who salute you from their hearts! Thank you, sir!

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:17 AM

    We salute the independence of the judiciary.There have been similar instances ealier but the backbone of CID officials have been broken by Royal decrees. Weldone Magistrate. This is the time for brave officers to stand up for Police Proffesionalism

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 02:00 PM

    Democracy is...... coming to alive......!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 07:04 PM

    This is what we expect from the courts.

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:34 AM

    Learned Magistrates in our Judiciary system are much better, intelligent and above all much more independent than the majority judges of the Supreme Court. Majority judges of the Supreme Court have some interest with the present rulers. Their children or in laws are given good government posts (United Nations by MR) husband is the Chairman of Sri Lanka Insurance or canvassing for High Commissioner post after their retirement.

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:53 AM

    Any chance of the Magistrate getting a punishment transfer?

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:10 PM

    A true judge ! Impartial, straight & honest ! Well done Sir !

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:39 PM

    What a brave decision. We salute people like you - keep it up! We have some hope for democracy, with people like you!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 09:11 PM

    This is really good work sir, as cops are known to conduct investigations according to their 'whims and fancies' and put even innocent people, behind bars, on false allegations! Cops, can make any person look guilty, if it suits them. Thank you, for being impartial!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 02:57 PM

    Still we have gentlemen in our judiciary. Thumps up!

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:32 AM

    Hats off sir, Well done. Nothing much to say, all comments above shows what are we lacking today in Sri Lanka.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 09:37 PM

    Hon. judge, well done!

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 11:38 AM

    THE JUDICIARY MUST BE TREATED AS THE ULTIMATE POWER IN THIS COUNTRY, WHICH IS DRIFTING TOWARDS DICTATORSHIP.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 03:16 PM

    Hats off sir...you are a great example and a ray of hope for Sri Lanka.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 03:18 PM

    We still have some hope left for justice in Sri Lanka.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 09:59 PM

    Thank you, for giving us some hope. But, others may identify you as a threat. Fools have perceived that if they eliminate honest people, they could, somehow, bury the truth.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 03:19 PM

    I salute you sir. We need more ppl like you in the judiciary who are not afraid to talk & act straight.

    Bravo!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 03:20 PM

    Finally courts are taking "peoples power" seriously & taking decisions against despots. It's the start of regaining JUSTICE, LAW & ORDER. Hooray!!!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 10:10 PM

    Will they comply?

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 11:56 AM

    May your tribe increase!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 10:44 PM

    If only all our judges were like this!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 03:33 PM

    i kneel down and salute for the true decision

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 03:37 PM

    A honorable judge & he proved that he is suitable for that position

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 11:26 PM

    Yes, well done, sir! But, watch-out!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 03:51 PM

    Well done sir pray for more persons like you.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 12:25 PM

    Well Done and Thumbs UP....! Keep up the Good Work.....!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 12:40 PM

    Excellent decision! Good ,if this becomes a precedence!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 12:44 PM

    Well your honored! we need law makers like you well set

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 12:51 PM

    Sir, a great salute to your courage. It shows democracy is not yet dead. We need more and more people of authority like you.


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