Minister Athauda released on bail

22 June 2012 05:37 am - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Senior Minister Athauda Seneviratne who was accused of damaging praivate property was released on personal bail of 1 million rupees after he surrendered himself to the Warakapola Magistrates court this morning.

The Minister was ordered to be present at the Warakapola Police every Sunday.  17 persons including two MSD officers and a Pradeshiya Sabha member  are suspected to have been involved in the incident. The magistrate ordered all of them to be present at the court for the next hearing on the 20th of July, our reporter said. (News and pix by Rohan Kumara-Kegalle)

  Comments - 31

  • bandara Saturday, 23 June 2012 06:37 AM

    even Pakistan seems to have better standards of accountability

    archie.midas Saturday, 23 June 2012 06:43 AM

    but you have to admit the magistrate has got tonnes of courage to do this. kudos to him!

    Fair N Square Friday, 22 June 2012 01:24 PM

    correction....rather law breakers...

    Sue Saturday, 23 June 2012 06:57 AM

    What astonishes me is his stupid followers, and we keep asking what is wrong with Sri Lanka? It is obvious to everyone that its the 'people' of the country that are responsible for all the wrong things happening here.

    ballo Friday, 22 June 2012 01:45 PM

    arrest all culprits lock them or get rid of them

    Upul Saturday, 23 June 2012 07:06 AM

    What a country!!! Corupt politicians

    IrangaJ Friday, 22 June 2012 06:17 AM

    They get caught get released sooo fast ! For us the time is not enough at least to lodge a complaint in police.

    Nandana Friday, 22 June 2012 06:21 AM

    Honda adarshayak , jesta amathigen, thraunayanta. seerama kadamu ,bindimu. jayawewa.

    Fayad Friday, 22 June 2012 06:37 AM

    Very True,MP & Ministers have a different set of laws only in this country.

    YATI-BADA-GEMMBA Friday, 22 June 2012 04:56 PM

    LAW!!! WHAT LAW???

    c silva Friday, 22 June 2012 05:04 PM

    These old people must retire and prepare for their next birth without trying to destroy national wealth

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 22 June 2012 08:46 AM

    Of course, Ministers and MPs have a different set of laws, because they are Law Makers!

    Balu Silva Friday, 22 June 2012 08:58 AM

    This is a set up to get the heat out of the Joolampitiye Amare affair.

    pee da mossa Friday, 22 June 2012 05:50 PM

    Atha-uda kota uda.

    senthil Friday, 22 June 2012 05:57 PM

    old man is certainly kicking

    bandara Friday, 22 June 2012 06:11 PM

    what is that big crowd of job less people doing behind the culprit

    Apsara Friday, 22 June 2012 07:01 PM

    Amare's case also will be end up in the same manner soon.


    Ceylonese Friday, 22 June 2012 08:49 PM

    They are the "buddimath janathawa" as called by these culprits on election rally.

    Prof Hemantha Wickra Friday, 22 June 2012 10:52 PM

    I cant imagine him behaving this way; I used to be his Director General, two years ago.

    Dharmadasa Saturday, 23 June 2012 12:07 PM

    I raise my hat to WarAKAPOLA M agistrate for applying the law fearlessly.

    Chris Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:00 AM

    Isn't he also a jobless minister praying on the tax payer

    Janaki Kalansuriya Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:54 AM

    How come Police is giving guard to perpetrators of crime (found guilty by court) instead of jailing them and stripping their powers?

    sanaboy Saturday, 23 June 2012 02:02 AM

    Judge did something good

    Ami Saturday, 23 June 2012 02:34 AM

    I need an answer for that too !!! What a bunch of losers going behind a crook !

    mohan Saturday, 23 June 2012 02:43 AM

    Athauda employed them for 1 days :D

    CITIZEN Saturday, 23 June 2012 04:07 AM

    Athauda, KOTA-UDA! Can he remain in the Cabinet? He should be dismissed from the Cabinet. Follow the Pakistani example!

    Yehiya-Jeddah Friday, 22 June 2012 11:22 AM

    This is not first time. Ealier also entered to another person land.

    Mushtaq Saturday, 23 June 2012 04:12 AM

    Law makers are the law breakers !! He's showing off and encouraging thuggery !

    subash Saturday, 23 June 2012 05:14 AM

    The all important fact is that even the most senior Minister is arrested .. this is great in comparison to all other Asian countries.. nothing does under the carpet.

    We should appreciate the good things and not view all news items through political spectacles.

    shihab Saturday, 23 June 2012 05:26 AM

    I appreciate this governtment can maintain the law and order to any Sri Lankan citizen,thats the real development to the country.

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