Duminda Silva discharged from case

24 March 2011 10:48 am - 33     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


People Alliance Colombo District Parliamentarian Duminda Silva who was accused to have raped an under-aged girl was discharged from the charges by the Colombo High Court today.

High Court Judge Sunil Rajapakse yesterday released Duminda Silva consequent to Attorney General withdrawing the case against the accused acting in accordance with submissions of Counsel M.C.M. Muneer appearing with Akalanka Kulasinghe for the virtual complainant and the aggrieved party.

The counsel filing an affidavit submitted that his client is not in a position to give evidence in this case as she had undergone discomfort during the cross examination. He said his client is not in a position to face further cross examination and said that the victim had revealed this through an affidavit. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

  Comments - 33

  • Appuhamy Friday, 25 March 2011 07:09 AM

    WE need more people like him to develop this country.Every minister should take example to be like him.

    NAIDE Friday, 25 March 2011 07:23 AM


    Theshara Friday, 25 March 2011 07:12 AM

    Perhaps the reason is this girls is not a minor anymore!
    Wow this is a very good news to all, may be the best way to evade the court of law is threatening the witness and the plaintiff altogether, and the court is seems to be not having any problem with that, I will note that I think everyone else should.

    Humpty-Dumpty Friday, 25 March 2011 07:54 AM

    This was result of an Out-of-Court arrangement with few millions paid to the victim as compensation.

    Sanjaya Friday, 25 March 2011 08:14 AM

    " SUBA ANAGATHAYAK " !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Professor Wickramati Friday, 25 March 2011 10:08 AM

    Whole world knew the verdict in adavnce

    Loku Pissa Friday, 25 March 2011 01:04 AM

    But GOD will decipline them someday !

    Lalindra Friday, 25 March 2011 10:14 AM

    Why only to the politiciens....all are in the courts who gives such orders too will go there

    jagath Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:20 AM

    SubaAnagathayak for all Sri Lankans.

    era Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:28 AM

    as expected.

    MagodisThuma Friday, 25 March 2011 01:32 AM

    Yes...He is Rich & Powerful enough !.

    pol atha Friday, 25 March 2011 10:29 AM

    this not good for government.

    Sanath R Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:41 AM

    It is of no surprise.

    Sanje Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:35 AM

    What a country!

    nalin Thursday, 24 March 2011 12:04 PM

    Miracle of Asia!

    sam Friday, 25 March 2011 03:01 AM

    The perks of being a UPFA,. Beinfg able to get away from anything

    suneth Thursday, 24 March 2011 12:25 PM

    hmm......I believe

    lankaman Thursday, 24 March 2011 12:35 PM

    aye monawada katha !!!

    Siripala Friday, 25 March 2011 03:46 AM


    Sunil Lanka Friday, 25 March 2011 01:14 PM

    Anney Sri Lanka Matha. We weep for you but our tears in vain. What a dharmishta kingdom is this banana republic

    Lord Thursday, 24 March 2011 01:35 PM

    I wonder if there will be any room in HELL as practically all our politicians from leaders onwards will go there for sure. This is without any doubt as Sri Lanka is a sad state for mankind.

    Sunil Lanka Thursday, 24 March 2011 01:30 PM


    nipuna seneviratne Thursday, 24 March 2011 01:41 PM

    Be a part of UPFA. You can escape from anything.

    suwantha Thursday, 24 March 2011 01:42 PM

    ascharya for him.but for our great hero genral SF.this is the jungle law.

    Nan Friday, 25 March 2011 04:44 AM

    Of course. how dare we accuse st. Duminda Silva of raping an innocent girl. we were wrong to do that in the first place.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 24 March 2011 02:22 PM

    Shows to what extent threats and coercion work on innocent victims when a powerful politician is the culprit. Of course, we never expected any verdict to the contrary given who the culprit is.

    AJ - DXB Friday, 25 March 2011 05:33 AM

    First he will thank the thugs around him for doing their job very well and later get the blessings from his higherachy ;-

    senarath Friday, 25 March 2011 05:33 AM

    What is the position of Child Protection Authority.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 25 March 2011 05:41 AM

    Justice to poor soul; I mmean the politician.

    Banti or Babli Friday, 25 March 2011 04:51 PM

    Laws in Sri Lanka applies only for the opposition, the poor and the less fortunate!! Get into a limousine and you will be ahead of the game.. Way to go MR.. Miracle of Asia isn't that far.. Or is it Miracle of universe, because this is the first time a country is going to die in hunger but still expect prosperity in six years time with all the new highways, harbours etc.

    Banti or Babli Friday, 25 March 2011 04:52 PM

    What is wrong

    roshan Friday, 25 March 2011 05:44 AM

    the tears of the girl qand her parents will not allow duminda to live in peace.

    Mark Sam Friday, 25 March 2011 07:06 AM

    This is UPFA. You are very safe with them. Raping is nothing
    for a MP. Well done Dumi.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Public transport 'side-laned'?

“Miss, mantheeru neethiya nisa api bus passen yanna one. Ithin drop eka par

Land acquisitions in Hanthana and Knuckles Mountain ranges

Sri Lankans will soon lose their opportunity to boast about the rich biodiver

Wanathawilluwa forest clearance: Whodunit?

Days after the Anawilundawa Ramsar Wetland, situated in Puttalam District, ma

‘I’m scared to see her face’

On August 13, a woman happened to meet a child who was in desperate need of h