French couple remanded for drawing pictures on train

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A French couple who had been taken into custody by the Police for allegedly drawing pictures on the railway compartments was produced before the Galle Chief Magistrate on Saturday and was remanded till tomorrow.

The Police told court that the suspects, Gousset Gaeten and Leal De Sousa had caused a damage of Rs.64, 440 to the Railways Department.

The suspects, who entered the Galle Railway Station without permission on Friday evening have allegedly drawn pictures in a passenger compartment, when the Railway Security Service Officers arrested them.

Chief Security Officer of the Galle Railway Station Lesley Ananda in his complaint to the Police had stated that the pictures drawn in indelible paint could not be removed and that the interior of the entire compartment should be repainted. (D.G.Sughapala)

  Comments - 19

  • ceylon Monday, 13 February 2017 09:50 AM

    permenent paintings.definitely he will get a good job when.mahinda come to power.mahi like it. via DM Android App

    Menga Monday, 13 February 2017 10:55 PM

    Agree with junta. This is not grafiti it is called vandalising public property. For folks who do not understand the difference check out the difference. We must respect public property

    ish Sunday, 12 February 2017 04:23 PM

    its called "graffiti" not pictures !

    hansa Tuesday, 14 February 2017 12:45 PM

    Are they permitted to do these things in their own country ? What do they think they are ding.

    Mason Monday, 13 February 2017 11:50 AM

    Why not action is taken against those who draw party symbols on highways during elections.

    Kavin Tuesday, 14 February 2017 05:13 AM

    Its called graffiti and defacing of public property . They must be fined of course. But the same fines should be given to all Sri Lankans who deface public property such painting politician's names and defacing rocks at beautiful waterfalls and such places. We Sri Lankans knew how to do graffiti hundreds of years before these foreigners. We can teach them a thing or two.The Mirror Wall in Sigirya is full of graffiti and that Mirror Wall AND is graffiti are now protected cultural artifacts. One man's meat is another man's poison.

    Kevin Tuesday, 14 February 2017 05:15 AM

    "The law must apply to all" Indeed: Its called graffiti and defacing of public property . They must be fined of course. But the same fines should be given to all Sri Lankans who deface public property such painting politician's names and defacing rocks at beautiful waterfalls and such places.

    Kevin Tuesday, 14 February 2017 05:17 AM

    "The law must apply to all" Indeed: Its called graffiti and defacing of public property . They must be fined of course. But the same fines should be given to all Sri Lankans who deface public property such painting politician's names and defacing rocks at beautiful waterfalls and such places. We Sri Lankans knew how to do graffiti hundreds of years before these foreigners. We can teach them a thing or two.The Mirror Wall in Sigirya is full of graffiti and that Mirror Wall AND is graffiti are now protected cultural artifacts. One man's meat is another man's poison.

    sue Sunday, 12 February 2017 07:01 PM

    They should be employed by the Govt. to make our dirty trains look beautiful. via DM Android App

    M R Nazim Monday, 13 February 2017 01:33 PM

    LST is in France specialized in the design and manufacture of cable transport system

    DOT Thursday, 16 February 2017 04:31 AM

    They are not permitted .This is learned behaviour that has become an addiction .A sad mental state ..yet fined when and if caught ..for they leave their name behind

    German Jacob Sunday, 12 February 2017 07:45 PM

    Ha..Ha..Ha... they must be "Lunatic Artist".

    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 12 February 2017 07:47 PM

    Give employment them in Cinema Halls to draw cut-outs.

    Bubble Banda Sunday, 12 February 2017 07:49 PM

    If Weerawansa is out - he might say - meka anthar jatika kumandaiak.... Ha..Ha..Ha..

    perera Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:53 AM

    Me train eka haduvata passe 1960 indan gaapu palamu theentha paara. I salute the 2 french men.

    Junga Monday, 13 February 2017 06:38 PM

    On a serious note, confiscate their passports, get them to clean and or pay for cleaning and fine them. These guys come to our developing island and do stuf they would never dream of doing in France. Must be punished, sorry

    Jungi Monday, 13 February 2017 06:41 PM

    What would it be if I was caught in Paris doing the same. Similar punishment to these guys in SrIlanka. Some foriegners think they can do whatever but sadly No. The Law must apply to all

    moho Monday, 13 February 2017 07:29 PM

    Haha..!! that drawing or graffiti whatever it is...looking much much better than the red color and covers the status of the train..!!

    rosebud Monday, 13 February 2017 08:12 PM

    Lovely graffiti. In this case looks better than the train via DM Android App


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