Politico criminals get preferential treatment: BASL

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The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has noted its grave concern about the marked difference between bail conditions imposed on politically-blessed people and those on ordinary people, the BASL president Upul Jayasuriya said at a Bar Council meeting.

He said the Bar Council noted with grave concern that there was an alarming increase in criminal activities committed by people who enjoyed political patronage and in some instances they were given preferential treatment when bail conditions were imposed on them.

“They are committing these crimes with impunity. Some statutory authorities have even been reluctant and hesitant to entertain complaints against them and produce them court,” Mr. Jayasuriya said.

He said a BASL committee had congratulated Puttalam Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake for re-remanding the former provincial councilor who was alleged to have violated his bail conditions by threatening witnesses.

“The committee has informed the Bar Council that it had passed a resolution to congratulate Puttalam Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake for having re-remanded the former provincial councillor over the violation of his bail conditions. All are equal before law,” he said. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • Anima Sunday, 28 July 2013 04:36 PM

    Where all are equal before the law. Only in word not in practise. We are rule by holy man??????

    curious Sunday, 28 July 2013 04:41 PM

    He just woke up!

    Porky Pig Sunday, 28 July 2013 04:44 PM

    Totally agree. This has to be brought to the notice of the International community as there is no opposition in Sri Lanka.

    raspi Sunday, 28 July 2013 05:05 PM

    The voters are also at fault for voting for them.

    Namal Perera Sunday, 28 July 2013 05:16 PM

    What else can you expect in a corrupt lawless Banana Republic which serve and protect only the criminals?

    yehiya Sunday, 28 July 2013 05:22 PM

    Judge may change very soon.

    janmanjanmanj Sunday, 28 July 2013 05:39 PM

    But is there a rule of law in this country

    Andrew Pitugala Sunday, 28 July 2013 06:24 PM

    Not just bail, "They get away with murder" which used to be a metaphorical statement, today is litterally true.

    old citizen Tuesday, 30 July 2013 08:17 AM

    Why not the Bar Association list all this cases and highlight it

    Nodrog Monday, 29 July 2013 11:42 AM

    This is what happens when thuggery is practised and encouraged from the very top


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