Appeal Court judges get threatening calls

8 January 2013 12:13 pm - 30     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Colombo Magistrate’s Court ordered the Borella and Bambalapitiya Police to get relevant details from phone companies after Court of Appeal Judges S. Sriskandarajah, and Justice Anil Goonarathne had received threatening phone calls, the day before the CA delivered its ruling on PSC.

Justice Sriskandarajah had lodged a complaint with the Bambalapitiya police, while Justice Goonarathne had lodged a complaint at the Borella Police.
According to reports Court of Appeal Judge S. Sriskandarajah had received an anonymous call to his residence on the eve of delivering the Court of Appeal Judgment yesterday, the Police said.

The Police said that both Court of Appeal Judges received the calls on January 6 (Sunday). The anonymous caller had threatened the judges not to proceed to court the next day

The Police said that the call to Justice Sriskandarajah had been made from a public phone booth in Rajagiriya, and they are conducting investigations into the incident.

The Borella and Bambalapitiya Police are conducting investigations into the incident. ( Hafeel Farisz & Dasun Rajapakshe)

  Comments - 30

  • Hamlet Wednesday, 09 January 2013 07:52 AM

    "Maravanna" in action! If threats don't work, the gun will take its place.

    karu Wednesday, 09 January 2013 04:17 PM

    People said Islamic law needed here after Delhi rape incident....Where are they ???Are they happy now ??? idiots and barbarians. She may be innocent but where is justice ?? even if baby death was her fault she must be given max life in prison.

    jeyaraj Wednesday, 09 January 2013 08:05 AM

    my brain is no more. may be some thugs brain uttered this

    Issa Wednesday, 09 January 2013 03:22 AM

    All what they require is a lawless State so that they could silence those opposed to their views.

    Jayanimala Wednesday, 09 January 2013 09:25 AM

    Aye UPSATda ?

    Kiwi Wednesday, 09 January 2013 11:29 AM

    Well said!

    Mutu Wednesday, 09 January 2013 05:04 AM

    Idiotic voters and UNP opportunistic MPs who crossed over are responsible for the mess we are in. A rule by the thugs for the thugs while idiots stand and stare.

    Dilan Wednesday, 09 January 2013 05:11 AM

    The only difference between that era and this era is the media is much stronger now.

    Roshan Wednesday, 09 January 2013 05:17 AM

    Police says that the calls were made from the public booth, that means they can't do anything. Surely the Judges can find out whether the calls were from Public booth or not if they had CLI for land line or if mobile phone caller's numbers are displayed.

    RF Tuesday, 08 January 2013 12:29 PM

    So this is an example of what Canadian MP was talking about. This is what happen when thugs rule the country.

    Rash Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:00 AM

    May be this is the work of the imperialists who want to topple the generous govt. of the people. via DM iPad app

    Daya Tuesday, 08 January 2013 12:27 PM

    Catch them and put them behind the bars. They will want the courts to hear their case.

    Karu Wednesday, 09 January 2013 05:35 AM

    This is not even happen in movies.........every day comes with funny news.....people die and everyone know the killer but no justice.

    ahmeer Wednesday, 09 January 2013 05:38 AM


    Gandha Champika Tuesday, 08 January 2013 12:43 PM

    Rajapaksalage awasanaya langai. Rata kewa hondatama ethi den nam.

    Surain Wednesday, 09 January 2013 05:50 AM

    we all are responsible this situation today. UNP leader is the biggest failure in this regard to take the message to people and get there timely support. how can we trust him when he himeself playing double game being in the opposition. yet people must get together with the preofessionals who loves our motherland and take present ruling dictator in to task.

    Rods Wednesday, 09 January 2013 05:56 AM

    Situation in Sri lanka Its getting bad to wosrst

    Darky Tuesday, 08 January 2013 01:02 PM

    In a way, reminiscences of early - JRJ era ....But, today's scene is more dangerous....Must take immediate action by Hon.Judges themselves - against impending physical threat!

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:00 AM

    why behuind bars, Shoot to kill than make the tax payers fee, clothe and medicate em.. dont forget to make the accused's family pay for the bullet too...

    Scum of society need to be eradicated...

    sobers Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:16 AM

    if law is not respected, if corruption and murders are not investigated, If gallows are not introduced, if thugs rule and if intelectuals are not recognised and respected then we are heading towards a failed state! we will be not respected as a country.

    AmericanMuse Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:20 AM

    Lanka is doomed.

    AmericanMuse Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:28 AM

    Media stronger? They've all been made into wimps by this odious government, except for a few brave ones.

    Upul Karu Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:33 AM

    Also we remember the era where judges residences were stoned. Judiciary also has created unnecessary situation with judgement outside their jurisdiction. However threatening judges can not be condoned.

    Jayanimala Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:45 AM

    Come on ! It is very possible that calls have been made by some party in order accuse the government of intimidation. At this point in the time govt would not want to do do something like this.

    Ranbanda Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:47 AM

    May be from their parents for misbehaviour.

    Lobo Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:56 AM

    This is becoming a joke now. Time for common-sense and sanity to prevail.

    Clifford Wednesday, 09 January 2013 07:11 AM

    its clearly understood who is behind all these threatening calls. and this will be just another incident where the justice will not prevail as the way things are happening in the country today no one can speak or work against the present regime. it is a very sad situation and sooner or later someone had to intervene and stop all these nonsense.

    MagodisThuma Wednesday, 09 January 2013 07:12 AM

    I know the Law !

    Afker Wednesday, 09 January 2013 07:32 AM

    The biggest mistake was getting Independence too early from the British . We are seeing the reality right now with Thuggery, Corruption ,Nepotism , Brain Drains and I believe the worse is yet to come. May God Save Sri Lanka from these Lunatics

    ravisandu Wednesday, 09 January 2013 07:32 AM

    As JRJ said its called A 5 star democracy. Every body has even the freedom to threaten Judges...Aasiyaave ara mokakda eka....

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