Former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain Thilakaratne Dilshan, who was under arrest warrant for not appearing in court over a maintenance case filed against him, surrendered to court today.
Subsequently, Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara recalled the arrest warrant.
The counsel, who appeared for the respondent told the Magistrate that he had mistakenly noted the next calling date therefore could not appear in court today.
The Chief Magistrate advised the respondent to appear in court on the next date. The maintenance case was put off for May 24. (Shehan Chamika Silva)
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Anja Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:30
No hurry guys this is not the only one divorce case in Sri Lanka dnt sling the mid via DM Android App
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ceylon Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:46
do your duties for the wife, children. via DM Android App
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Chams Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:50
He should have been a politician than a cricketer! Yet, it is never too late...
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sss Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:29
During MR such non appearance was routine and tolerated if the offender is connected even remotely
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Zippo Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:35
He has no life though here and after ! Sad .
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BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:40
How kind this court.... the magistrate actually withdrew the arrest warrant and did not remand him for contempt of court. I wish this same attitude is applied when a simple simon like me appears in court without the ability to pay a bribe, no political connections, no friends in high places, no influence peddling.
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Ram Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:42
What a shame. Surely one match fee can cover the entire years maintenance? Just do whats right by your kids! They didnt ask to be brought into this world, it is your duty to care for them, until they can do so for themselves.
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Katus Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:51
Have money No class.
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Kabuk Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:52
Timber shows his class.
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OMG Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:35
If it was his cricket tour will he be mistaken the date? first they lied he was not in town and now this. Shame on you
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Mike Tuesday, 25 April 2017 18:44
You know its possible to get the date mistaken , thus go out of town.
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AUSLANKA Tuesday, 25 April 2017 17:54
Dear Readers, Please stop making comments without knowing all details.
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Justica USA .. Tuesday, 25 April 2017 19:26
he may have forgotten a date...but how can he remember the next date moreover he knows what date the kids maintainence are due....not the best excuses....shame...kids pls do not make him a role model......ANY man can be a father BUT....it takes someone SPECIAL to be a DAD.... via DM Android App
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DING DONG Tuesday, 25 April 2017 22:40
HE SHOULD BEAR IN MIND THAT FAMILY LIFE IS NOT LIKE A CRICKET MATCH. A GOOD HUSBAND IS BETTER THAN A BEST PLAYER. via DM Android App
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ceylon Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:25
good for criket. but bad for family. via DM Android App
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