Police looking for Wariyapola videographer

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Police are looking for the person who recorded the video depicting a young girl slapping a youth at the Wariyapola bus stand for allegedly verbally harassing her.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said they were looking for the person who recorded the video to record his statement.

 “We also want to look at the interpretation whether the girl has the right to assault a person after being subjected to verbal harassment. So we want to see how this case will be taken up at the Supreme Court,” he said.

“We arrested the girl after a complaint was lodged by the youth at the Wariyapola police. She was later released on bail by the Wariyapola Additional Magistrate. The case is to be taken up on September 23. (Supun Dias and Sanath Desmond)

  Comments - 25

  • Azee Sunday, 31 August 2014 11:14 AM

    Whatever triggered this incidentit is strange that the girl encountered a boy who meekly offered his face to be repeatedly slapped. via DM Android App

    double Sunday, 31 August 2014 11:15 AM

    THILINI is better than SUSANTHIKA . Girls like THILINI should appoint at all ministries .

    Palayang yako Friday, 29 August 2014 09:26 PM

    Typical of the Sri Lankan police who investigate the victim rather than the perpetrator! This is the Miracle of Asia.

    OMG Saturday, 30 August 2014 07:02 AM

    The public have the right to demand decency. If someone is dressed in an indecent manner they should be prepared to face the consequences.

    Ram Friday, 29 August 2014 10:26 PM

    Only a politician can can assault another in this manner for verbal abuse. That is the current law in Sri Lanka
    Ram

    garawi Saturday, 30 August 2014 07:39 AM

    Why not arrest the boy and teach ALL vulgar youth out there not letting a girl to walk on a street safely without being sexually harassed? In the current status of affairs in the country where an independent judiciary is non-existent this is no surprise! Look what happened in Tangalle!

    Suq Madique Saturday, 30 August 2014 07:58 AM

    [quote name="OMG"]The public have the right to demand decency. If someone is dressed in an indecent manner they should be prepared to face the consequences.[/quote]
    Even monks dressed in yellow act indecently so should they be treated similarly?

    Siriwardene Saturday, 30 August 2014 08:06 AM

    [quote name="OMG"]The public have the right to demand decency. If someone is dressed in an indecent manner they should be prepared to face the consequences.[/quote]
    What is the meaning of "decency"

    reader Saturday, 30 August 2014 08:26 AM

    Was that girl dressed in an indecent manner? Definitely not.

    And the way a person dresses is their own business not of others

    ANTON Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:21 AM

    YES, NEXT THEY WILL ARREST THE MAN WHO SOLD THE CAMERA PHONE AND AFTER THAT THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS PHONE.

    NOW WE CAN REPLACE THE LADY JUSTICE STATUE WITH KING KAKILLEY.

    ANTON Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:23 AM

    I THINK POLICE IS LOOKING FOR HIM TO GIVE A GOOD REWARD.

    Public Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:45 AM

    Only for this reason, locals in Sri Lanka are reluctant to give evidence in any criminal activities. Unwanted problem. Why do people wanted to drag the snake and coil around their neck?

    Phantom Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:47 AM

    Whatever it is it is clear that the cops have gone crazy owing to the girl defending herself on her own a job the cops ought to have done in the first place. Hats off to the brave young lady even though she over did it. She's set an example to all other harassed young girls who find it most difficult to walk on the road these days safely.Take a bow Thilini!

    SL Citizen Saturday, 30 August 2014 08:54 AM

    At last...our Police Department got some interesting work to do. Beasue rest of the time they have to stay back and watch how Government thugs abusses people.

    Perumal Saturday, 30 August 2014 02:23 AM

    Has she used the minimum force?

    kasyapa Saturday, 30 August 2014 11:21 AM

    This girls actions can not be simply related to the generally accepted responds just like slapping once etc. by a gentle lady as a result of verbal harassment by someone. It was a absolute carnage and the young man was subjected to a severe physical and mental illness.

    hash Friday, 29 August 2014 10:12 PM

    Seems to be an issue much much serious than drug pins and other crimes in SL via DM iPad app

    honda banda Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:13 PM

    [quote name="sacre blieu"]Just imagine if your own daughter was humiliated and no one comes to her rescue and this is interpreted by the offender to his advantage, and it leads further to a grave situation,what would you feel? Why is the police struggling to defend the right of a woman against crude assaults.They could have recorded her statement as well as the other person. Maybe they have such personal in the force who have escaped the law.[/quote]
    mr Sacre Blieu, what will it be if she cut his neck as well or whatever. What matters is - the principle. No one can take the law into their own hands! The fact that she may have been harrased would mitigate the crime but will not exculpate her.

    peace Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:53 AM

    Oh.. My God still srilankans talking about RIGHTS

    sacre blieu Saturday, 30 August 2014 04:22 AM

    Just imagine if your own daughter was humiliated and no one comes to her rescue and this is interpreted by the offender to his advantage, and it leads further to a grave situation,what would you feel? Why is the police struggling to defend the right of a woman against crude assaults.They could have recorded her statement as well as the other person. Maybe they have such personal in the force who have escaped the law.

    suniljay Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:31 PM

    SHAMEFUL!!! TO WITNESS THIS TYPE OF INCIDENT.
    BOTH BOY AND GIRL TO BE BLAIMED AND THE PUBLIC
    WHO DID HAVE COURGAE TO STOP THIS CONTINIOUS
    SLAPPING.
    WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THE GUY GAVE ONE GOOD SHOT TO WHICH MAY HAVE KILLED AFTER GETTING SO MUCH SLAPPING- SHE NEARLY ESCAPED HER DEATH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUST BE LUCKY TO LIVE

    rosebud Friday, 29 August 2014 11:30 PM

    Does anybody have the right to verbally abuse another and get away with it via DM Android App

    king kong Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:04 AM

    shoot the messenger. itll solve the problem..... via DM Android App

    ANTON Saturday, 30 August 2014 05:24 AM

    NOW THIS IS BECOMING KING KAKILLE'S JUDGEMENT. NEXT THEY WILL LOOK for THE MAN WHO SOLD THIS CAMERA PHONE AND PEOPLE WHO MADE IT.

    kalana Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:26 AM

    Yes, Absolutely true.


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