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SL Consulate in Dubai not willing to appear for Amal, son

14 February 2019 06:12 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Counsel Shabdika Wellappili, who went to Dubai yesterday to represent well-known singer Amal Perera and his son Nadeemal, said the Sri Lankan Consulate in Dubai had rejected a request made by him to allow his to appear for them on behalf of the Sri Lankan Government.

Speaking exclusively to the Daily Mirror the Counsel said the request was rejected because it did not think it appropriate for him to be allowed to appear just for two of the accused.

The Consulate office in Dubai yesterday said about 6, 000 Sri Lankans had been sentenced and were in police custody for various offences. “The Dubai Consulate office claimed that, if the Consulate office appears for these two individuals when the investigations are still going on, it would be unfair to the remaining Lankan nationals who were facing charges in the emirate,” Counsel Wellappili said.

He said, he is to meet Amal Perera and his son with the police and would hope to have discussions with the lawyers who appear from the Dubai Government about the future action to be taken against his clients.

When asked about Counsel Udul Premaratne, Lawyer Wellappili said he did not meet him in Dubai, neither did he know why he had come there in the first instance. He maintained that it was he who was called to Dubai to represent the family of Amal Perera and his son. (Indika Sri Aravinda)

  Comments - 11

  • Ragula Thursday, 14 February 2019 08:35 AM

    Amal Perera is a disgrace for Sri Lanka and the artist of Sri Lanka and made all Sri Lankan ashamed.

    ANTON Thursday, 14 February 2019 08:53 AM


    Lakshman illangakoon Thursday, 14 February 2019 08:58 AM

    Why should government representative in Dubai appear for a person arrested for drug offence on behalf of Sri lankan government

    Scooby Doo Thursday, 14 February 2019 09:15 AM

    Wonder why the Sri Lankan government is struggling this much to save this suspect. Its crystal clear that Amal knew Madhush already and his whereabouts but still he did not open up. He is a betrayer but still, SL government would have released him on bail if he has got caught in SL.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 14 February 2019 09:51 AM

    Wherever their is a Sinhalese, thuggery

    Lal Thursday, 14 February 2019 03:47 PM

    Stop being racist. There were Tamils and Muslims alongside those arrested

    lankan Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:53 PM

    i am 53 now........i think i will see the end of this country before i die. all the signs are there.

    neel Thursday, 14 February 2019 03:42 PM

    This true ,no need worry about ,normaly number of people who brake the low in Dubai behind the bar.Never ever Srilsnkan Goverment worry about them,some of realy not done any wrong offence,but they they are suffering in prison, no body worry ,eventhough thay gone foe sbroad behelf of there love ones ,so goverment no NEED to worry about those people.

    patrick jansz Thursday, 14 February 2019 03:44 PM

    everybody is trying to get amal perera realeased why?he is a disgrace to srilankan music and culture there are many lankans in dubai jails i worked in mid east for 25 yearsand dont think you can do these things and run away they all will get their due sentence will be very severe drugs are pouring into srilanka like mad.let justice takes its course.

    Marci Thursday, 14 February 2019 06:47 PM

    Let the law in Dubai prevail for these crooks. Shame on lawyers paid to defend them. Rather pack the rest of this shameless gang, all to Dubai for merited justice. Well done Dubai police.

    jim kuru Friday, 15 February 2019 08:27 AM

    Hats off to Dubai Counsel general

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