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By Lakmal Sooriyagoda

The Colombo Fort Magistrate today ordered the police to arrest all the suspects who were allegedly involved in the attack on the MBC/MTV head office at Braybrooke place, Colombo in March this year.

When the magisterial inquiry pertaining to the attack on the MBC/MTV head office was taken up for hearing today, the Slave Island Police informed Court that they were still investigating to locate the whereabouts of 14 suspects based on a name list provided by the Sirasa media network.

The Magistrate, Ms. Lanka Jayaratne, directed the police to record statements from the photographers and cameramen who recorded the episode in order to carry out future court proceedings.

The Magistrate further observed that the relevant video footages and photographs could be used as the evidence in the case. Meanwhile, the Magistrate issued arrest warrants on the 12th and 14th suspects who were not presented in Court today. 

On 22 March a group of people had allegedly attacked the MBC/MTV office at Braybrooke place, Colombo and arrested 16 suspects who were later released on police bail by the Slave Island police.

 

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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 19 July 2010 01:38 PM

    The attackers are known to the Police and the public and in fact they were arrested at that time and released on Police bail by the Police themselves, most probably on political influence. Anyway, it is good to hear that some positive actions are being taken at least at this late stage.

    nandanee Tuesday, 20 July 2010 08:31 AM

    Sorry to rake up the past !
    Can anyone tell me what happened to case on the defacing of the MTV advertsment board at Pittala Junction.
    Here again there were the TV visuals available.

    nazeem Monday, 19 July 2010 06:11 PM

    What about those criminals who exploded land mines inside the MTV? Every one knows who ordered to execute this criminal attack. When are we going to arrest him?

    Sena2 Monday, 19 July 2010 07:33 PM

    It appears that the police are not even aware of the basics on catching criminals. Let us thank this Magistrate for tutoring them.

    Lankan Monday, 19 July 2010 07:50 PM

    The people who appear in these photos are merely puppets. We should apprehend their masters!

    Don Tuesday, 20 July 2010 02:13 AM

    Arrest the politicians who were involved. They should set a good example to the rest of their goons.

    bugger Monday, 19 July 2010 10:06 AM

    Thats their duty.Why cant they do their duy without the president or the courts ordering them ?

    Concerned Monday, 19 July 2010 10:10 AM

    For all "Doctors" Coming colours no good!

    Ganga772 Monday, 19 July 2010 10:16 AM

    What's happening?, Anuruddha Ratwatte's case is also back in action. Good to hear.

    Arshad Monday, 19 July 2010 10:45 AM

    Its very good if action is taken to restore law and order in the country

    Shivanka David Monday, 19 July 2010 10:55 AM

    The Law is always late. why couldn't have they given the order before to arrest these suspects. who knows weather some of these suspects would have almost left the country or gone somewhere.

    AMICUS Monday, 19 July 2010 10:58 AM

    OH ! DID SOMEBODY ATTACK THE MBC / MTV ? CANNOT REMEMBER THE INCIDENT !

    charith Monday, 19 July 2010 11:11 AM

    There is no confident about court and no law in sri lanka as well

    bash Monday, 19 July 2010 11:16 AM

    I feel the Magistrate should remand the OIC untill the suspects are produced and investigations thoroughly done quickly, then justice will be served in no time without any delay

    willows Monday, 19 July 2010 11:27 AM

    Well at last the law is taking place - suba anagathayak

    ram Monday, 19 July 2010 11:30 AM

    Are the suspects feel unsafe outside the jail?

    Cynic Monday, 19 July 2010 11:37 AM

    What a sorry state of affairs when the courts have to ORDER the Police to arrest suspects. Suba Anagathayak!

    Jim Jam Monday, 19 July 2010 11:42 AM

    Better late than never although finding these people may be next to impossible

    Sampath Tuesday, 20 July 2010 06:17 AM

    Means that are they going to arrest deputy ministers.....?
    Cant believe

    rudi Monday, 19 July 2010 12:00 PM

    mark my words, the police will have some excuse as to why they cannot arrest these people. Judiciary is losing out to the Executive, that is the spate of things.

    S.Sriranjan Monday, 19 July 2010 01:17 PM

    Too bad for a Country where Police waits for the Court order to carry-out their Duties.


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