Rookantha,Chandraleka assault case:10 PSD officers released

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Ten former Presidential Security Division (PSD) Officers, who were found guilty of assaulting songsters Rookantha Gunathilake and Chandraleka Perera, were released under the Presidential Pardon today, Prison Department official said. 

The ten officers had stormed into the house of the songsters in Mattegoda in 2000 January and had assaulted them. A court case was begun in 2003 on the case. 
Panadura High Court Judge Kusala Sarojani Weerawardana ordered a four and half year imprisonment to the  PSD officers last year along with Rs.21, 000 as a fine and compensation of Rs.200, 000 from each.

However, songster Rookantha Gunathilake said after the court order that he was not against to release them. (DS)
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  • Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 11 April 2014 01:35 PM

    Where is the Law then? Is President is the "God" to forgive?

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 11 April 2014 01:40 PM

    Mr. President you kept the "National Hero" SF who brought freedom to SriLanka from the clutches of LTTE. Now you are releasing the culprits of your own community who committed a big damage to Popular Singers... what is the logic of you Mr. President?

    Deepan Friday, 11 April 2014 09:28 AM

    Don't you know, where the law and order is heading? You all need to wait further at least two years. So we all will know then...... God Safe my country.....

    NoNEED-Haward Friday, 11 April 2014 06:11 AM

    Presidential Pardon , Presidential Pardon
    even for criminal ? Do not know where the law and order stand in this courntry

    max Friday, 11 April 2014 03:10 PM

    rule of law has gone to dogs.

    Arthur Friday, 11 April 2014 06:29 AM

    Presidential Immunity extended to Presidential Security!

    ANTON Friday, 11 April 2014 06:31 AM

    AADARETA ONA DEYAK KARANDA HAKELUUU
    SALLI NATHATH RAJA WENAWAALUUU.....

    Orissa Man Friday, 11 April 2014 07:22 AM

    Well done president for showing mercy to these people - now can you show some mercy to those living in jails throughout the country without any charges for many years.

    Aku Friday, 11 April 2014 07:57 AM

    This is why they want to start another damn WAR people... to cover their sh.t!!!! IS THIS FAIR??? IS THIS CORRECT?????

    gona Friday, 11 April 2014 06:06 PM

    President should not be allowed to pardon political criminals.That is a crime itself. via DM iPad app

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 11 April 2014 08:33 AM

    Next release and Presidential Pardon is for Tangalle murderers.

    Renu Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:18 AM

    These are so called unreliable people who will do anything for their own gain. This couple cannot be trusted, and nobody bothers about them now. It appears that he is making the ground to releAse his stooges from Tangalle


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