Man riding 1,000cc motorcycle gets 1 yr, Rs. 356,000 fine

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A 23-old man had been sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for ten years, and a fine of Rs. 356,000 by Horana Magistrate on Tuesday for riding a motorcycle that had an engine capacity of more than 1000cc, the Police said.

The Magistrate has also ordered the motorcycle, valued more than Rs. 1 million, to be confiscated.

The Police arrested the 23-year old man, a resident of Gurugoda in Horana for riding the high capacity motorcycle with a fake number plate.

The Police filed 12 charges against him, including illegally importing the vehicle, using a fake number plate, driving without registering and reckless riding.

The Police said that investigations had revealed that the fake registration number used by the rider belonged to another individual in Weliweriya.

The suspect was also charged for hit and run in an accident in December last year in which another motorcyclist was injured. He was fined Rs. 15,000 by the Horana Magistrate in that incident (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Sabras Wednesday, 04 October 2017 03:32 PM

    Wonder of AsiaBig big robbers and killers are freely walking without charges...

    Brig Ober Wednesday, 04 October 2017 05:41 PM

    You are absolutely right. This is not to justify this poor biker. The big, big robbers you are referring to as executive robbers. Some of them won't testify either.

    G M .Jayawardena Wednesday, 04 October 2017 03:36 PM

    Too harsh punishment compared to the punishments for other traffic violators.. such as causing loss of human lives especially at the pedestrian crossings ... drunk driving. high speed driving etc.. never heard those get harsh punishments like this ....

    KK Wednesday, 04 October 2017 05:24 PM

    very true, we're seeing the worst offenders in social media every day. their license must be cancelled along with a decent jail term

    AUSLANKA Wednesday, 04 October 2017 04:02 PM

    This Magistrate is like King Kekille.

    sar Wednesday, 04 October 2017 04:04 PM

    a bit too much for this offence!

    Riq Wednesday, 04 October 2017 05:39 PM

    Its time this government undertakes registration of these motorcycles and not let motorist have their vehicles confiscated. Charge and fine the rider for reckless riding but allow the registration and use of these motorcycles in the country. Its HIGH TIME!

    cristo Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:56 PM

    of course stop treating citizens like children ...you can have a massive powerful car ,but not a bike it makes no sense..

    Anja Wednesday, 04 October 2017 06:22 PM

    From where are we supposed to laugh via DM Android App

    AM Wednesday, 04 October 2017 06:37 PM

    These big motorbikes were used by the Kings Sons during the reign of the R. After 9pm roads closed. Where were the law then???

    Arosha Wednesday, 04 October 2017 07:22 PM

    This is a stupid law. Essentially the logic goes that no one can have a bike of a higher capacity than the police since the offender would then be able to out run the law. Someone in the Police thinks they are like Miami Vice where motorcycle chases happen everyday

    John Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:45 PM

    Says a lot for the poor training of the Police if a civilian can escape them.British and Australian motorcycle cops are VERY highly skilled.

    Nina Kamal Wednesday, 04 October 2017 07:29 PM

    Sorry!! I don't understand this drama!! Why is the bicycle confiscated! one year in prison sentence, suspended for ten years, and a fine of Rs. 356,000!!! Is the Horana Magistrate in his senses!!!

    garawi Tuesday, 10 October 2017 03:41 PM

    The government should rethink and remove the importation of 1000 cc or higher bikes as there is no rational to it when 4.8 or 5 litre SUVs are imported by big business people and government MPs and that also duty free! What nonsense is this?


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