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The Police are to file legal action against owners of hoardings containing indecent images in the city which were not removed despite a three week deadline which expired yesterday, police officials told Daily Mirror online.

The Police Women and Children’s Bureau will conduct a search operation in the city next week and remove all the hoardings after information was received that several indecent cut outs still remained in public places.

The Bureau has also warned that legal action will be filed against newspapers and magazines publishing indecent pictures.

Officials from the Bureau said that they had held discussions with the owners of the hoardings last month afterwhich the companies had agreed to remove the indecent cut outs.

However due to their failure to act accordingly, the police will remove all hoardings in the city by next week and file action. (JN)

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  • Prasana Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:44 PM

    What’s wrong with our country? Why they are doing this. Are they nuts?

    malkanthi Friday, 02 July 2010 05:24 AM

    Authorities must bring back the old traditions prevailed in sri lanka, and ban the imported western traditions!!!

    RajasH Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:46 PM

    the policemen need it to put it up in side the police station for their own purpose

    Nirmalal Friday, 02 July 2010 05:27 AM

    What is indecent are all the huge billboards, not their content, and the posters on nearly every wall. Is there no reasonable maximum dimension for billboards and cannot those who were responsible for printing posters be prosecuted and made to pay, initially for the cleanup and on the second offence, on being found guilty, imprisonment.

    sltk2004 Friday, 02 July 2010 05:52 AM

    Have you seen any one nude in public or a hoarding showing such a scene being displayed in public place ?

    sltk2004 Friday, 02 July 2010 05:56 AM

    But it is perfectly ok to show gruesome images of bomb blasts, accidents, killings etc. (These are shown without any control in TV, newspapers, posters...)

    Aan Balan Friday, 02 July 2010 06:06 AM

    It is only the first lesson on human anatomy, the police are making room for the next to come.

    dinesh Friday, 02 July 2010 06:18 AM

    very true! so i think the MINISTER should paint black on the sigiriya frescos where certain parts are visible, as he is such a purtian !! HUMBUG !! are we going back to the dark ages or what?

    freedomforall Thursday, 01 July 2010 05:08 PM

    Not solving grave crimes but making-up new ones!

    Lal Friday, 02 July 2010 07:38 AM

    removing indecent hoardings is a good thing because all the chidren also can see when they travel. IFFA was not held openly and the people who do not want to see half dressed can avoid it easily. But a hoarding on the road is visible for any one who does not want to see. We need to protect Sri Lankan culture.

    Sena2 Thursday, 01 July 2010 08:18 PM

    The police seem to be engaged in a frivolous endeavour. Disappointment awaits them, in court, because they have no valid definition of the word 'indecency,' in support of their actions.

    bernard Thursday, 01 July 2010 09:45 PM

    What about mini-skirts, low-cut blouses, beauty pageants and suggestive scenes in tele-dramas?

    Happy Heathen Thursday, 01 July 2010 11:29 PM

    What about ''Isurumuniya Pem Yuwala''?????

    Nandalal Friday, 02 July 2010 11:17 PM

    Good initiative, but will it work?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 03 July 2010 10:44 AM

    What action is being proposed to take in respect of Indecent Behaviour and filthy speeches given by our MPs in the Parliament?

    sfk Friday, 02 July 2010 03:20 AM

    Appreciated ! Sri Lanka moves towards Sharia Law

    Romesh Banda Friday, 02 July 2010 03:39 AM

    what about all the ugly empty posts and pilliers left behihnd after hoarding have been removed. It is a ugly sight in Colombo city. They never remove the posts and stands..
    it looks like a slum city

    true lankan Friday, 02 July 2010 03:48 AM

    Ban all beauty contest and all Bollywood movies. Like Saudi make all ladies wear the ABAYA.

    ajith Friday, 02 July 2010 03:56 AM

    POLICE are you taking legal action against King Kassapa for creating those frescoes in the rock fortress of Sigiriya???????????

    Rajitha Friday, 02 July 2010 11:36 AM

    the best response ever!

    Damien Perera Friday, 02 July 2010 04:09 AM

    If the Police can clean out the pavements and destroy unauthorised constructions in Slave Island without any Court order, why go to court to remove indecent hoardings? I can't see any logic in this as the former has caused a lot of human suffering while in the case of the latter there is no suffering at all?

    Lankikaya Friday, 02 July 2010 04:13 AM

    Please do not start that again. Do you remeber when a madman painted over the Sigiriya frescoes because they were topless!

    Rjay Thursday, 01 July 2010 01:41 PM

    Are we withdrawing the LKR 2000- note also?

    Lonz Friday, 02 July 2010 04:19 AM

    Will they file action against MR and the other politicos for not removing the indecent political hoardings.

    Roshan Friday, 02 July 2010 04:23 AM

    It is not Sharia law, no religion tells you to be nude in public.

    thishya.weragoda Thursday, 01 July 2010 01:54 PM

    don't these cops have anything better to do? like catching real criminals?

    citizen1 Thursday, 01 July 2010 01:56 PM

    Could you please define indecent? And provide some guide lines instead of prosecuting poeple left and right?
    The whole thing (and many other issues) seem totally frivolous.

    Rajitha Thursday, 01 July 2010 02:01 PM

    how do they measure indecency?

    jeena Friday, 02 July 2010 04:44 AM

    (1) This rule or law whatever they may call it should have been imposed before the elections !!!

    (2)And i wish to see the day that POSTERS & BANNERS will be banned on streets !!

    MagodisThuma Thursday, 01 July 2010 02:12 PM

    There is a famous one in Sigiriya also !.

    roshan raz Friday, 02 July 2010 04:48 AM

    duty of catching the real criminals has been handed over to public (eg wellawatte murder where cid officer is involved). cops are given the responsibility to catch lovers and removing posters.

    willows Friday, 02 July 2010 04:49 AM

    What about the ugly big political hoardings hanging so far and ruining the country? why don't you remove them first without any injustice to anybody???

    Lankikaya Thursday, 01 July 2010 02:18 PM

    Surely the Police have better things to do than remove hoardings.

    bebadda Friday, 02 July 2010 04:54 AM

    then what about that IFFA thing. there were half naked dresses worn by indian actresses and chidren of our first family were there. Where were these officials at that time? drunk? sleeping?

    Jim Jam Thursday, 01 July 2010 02:23 PM

    why are we trying to become like Iran? Even India do not have such draconian laws

    Charitha Thursday, 01 July 2010 02:53 PM

    Saudi Sri Lanka here we come!!!

    Perera Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:12 PM

    what will be defined as Indecent???

    citizen1 Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:15 PM

    Someone has got their knickers in a twist.

    malkanthi Friday, 02 July 2010 05:14 AM

    This is sri lanka, not saudi nor USA!!

    jamis Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:23 PM

    what a waist of courts and police forces time and money..

    rubber Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:28 PM

    by measuring the blood pressure in lower parts of those officials body.

    citizen1 Thursday, 01 July 2010 03:38 PM

    Seems like repression is knocking at the door. Someone out there must have had a particularly traumatic experience with an 'indecent' photogragh!!


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