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A man who had got on top of a post where a protestor is currently threatening to commit suicide and had attempted to play the role of a facilitator was arrested by the police a short while ago on charges of attempting to aide and abet a suicide attempt.

The man had earlier managed to transport a mobile phone to the protestor in order for him to speak to the media. (ISA)






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  • Dayaratne Wednesday, 15 September 2010 01:51 AM

    This guy's been arrested! What action has followed Wimal's attempted suicide?

    Dayaratne Wednesday, 15 September 2010 01:57 AM

    What were the police doing while the original scaffolding was put up, and then the Rajapaksa scaffolding against election election laws was erected nine months ago? Also, who now is the Elections Commissioner?

    Concerned Citizen Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:03 PM

    I am sure a lot of people have varied opinions on what this young man is doing. ...but assumptions are the route cause to all evil. What if he has some genuine issues – it is better to hope and pray he comes down safely without having to die or go to prison for that matter. He may actually need some help and he has the right to that.

    IrajCalifornia Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:03 PM

    This is getting really interesting, what will be the next move of the main actor ? will he jump ? DM keep your updates going ....!!!!

    Wasantha Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:07 PM

    Also need to take legal action against the policemen who had aided and abbetted Dr. Merwin to tie a person on a mango tree.

    Dushantha Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:07 PM

    All I can say is that there will be a huge traffic problem like there was in the morning

    Dheen Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:10 PM

    Is it a game in the name of suicide!

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:11 PM

    mediator is always in the danger.

    sajith Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:18 PM

    This could be a another Thummulle drama!...

    Roshan Wednesday, 15 September 2010 03:53 AM

    Now this type of suicide attempt will continue for sometime in other places. This is the trend in SL.

    Dee Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:23 PM

    the mediator may have been 'anti govt'

    Muhandiram Imsid Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:31 PM

    No one better than Minister Mervyn Silva to handle this matter.

    sltk200404 Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:34 PM

    What if it rains now?

    Gamaya Wednesday, 15 September 2010 04:10 AM

    You must be a foreigner who is not living in Sri Lanaka. Otherwise you wouldnt have asked such mug quesitions

    Gamaya Wednesday, 15 September 2010 04:11 AM

    Fully agreed. But ironically Police dept doesnt know that.

    tom n jerry Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:49 PM

    he's having a helmet on..

    citizen1 Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:58 PM

    The helmet doesn't cover his body.

    Podi Guru Tuesday, 14 September 2010 01:26 PM

    I agree. The cynicism and nastiness of many comments around this event suggest a deep problem.

    Appuhamy Tuesday, 14 September 2010 01:28 PM

    Court Martial him.....

    suwimal Wednesday, 15 September 2010 05:08 AM

    I am not joking, but several structures like this should be put up in the vicinity of presidential house for use by people having this kind of problems.

    Appuhamy Tuesday, 14 September 2010 01:29 PM

    This is a major conspiracy to discredit the Government.

    yourspotlight Wednesday, 15 September 2010 05:08 AM

    hero or villain

    Mohamed Tuesday, 14 September 2010 01:33 PM

    Definitely he will not jump nor will MR come. I am sure.

    Ibnu Batuta Tuesday, 14 September 2010 01:57 PM

    Nobody seems to look at this in a humanitarian angle. What has happened to our Sri Lankan.

    Josh Tuesday, 14 September 2010 02:17 PM

    in what way was the man trying to help??

    and what were the police doing until he climbed all the way up?? couldnt they stop him before?

    what is this madness??

    bandara Tuesday, 14 September 2010 02:30 PM

    he can be freed with a compensation for his arrest time. he was just trying to establish electronic communication with the man on the frame. Judges wont see anything wrong in this.

    Democrat Tuesday, 14 September 2010 02:46 PM

    I hope It may solve like Mr. Weerawansa,s death fast.Dear Police, Please seek advise from suiside expert Mr.weerawansa.

    Jay Tuesday, 14 September 2010 02:46 PM

    The police are idiots.

    DF Tuesday, 14 September 2010 04:05 PM

    Sorry to say this.
    Most of the citizens are fools, whether you like it or not.
    Otherwise how do they blindly vote at election time.

    Ananda HerathHerath Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:31 PM

    He tried to add fuel to fire, obviously.

    He had asked for trouble anyway. Serves him right.

    Ananda HerathHerath Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:32 PM

    Well said. He would have tied both the protester and the "mediator" to t post itself !

    Ananda HerathHerath Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:33 PM

    What if lightening struck the pole ? Then the protester would have had to do a pole vault ...

    Ananda HerathHerath Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:33 PM

    so he can do no 1 and 2 in it, if the need arises.

    Ananda HerathHerath Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:34 PM

    or give him a kottu roti

    Ananda HerathHerath Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:36 PM

    yes we have to have sympathy and we should care for others.. but this man just caused trouble by climbing a pole and threatening to commit suicide.,.

    Ananda HerathHerath Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:37 PM

    you mean to say that the cops should have climbed the vole first ?

    Ananda HerathHerath Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:39 PM

    a man climbs a pole and you call the police idiots. don't just brand people, like an idiot.

    this is polecat talk.

    Ananda HerathHerath Tuesday, 14 September 2010 08:40 PM

    he could have got electrocuted if the pole touched a live wire.


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