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The Colombo Additional Magistrate Praharshika Ranasinghe released two suspects who were arrested when they were preparing to paste posters in Polhengoda, Kelaniya publicizing JVP’s 21st Ill Maha Viru Samuruwa.

The Magistrate said that these area do not come under the 2008 No 40 highways act and rejected the charges produced by the police that they had violated the act. It was also proven that the suspects were taken into custody before they started pasting the posters. (TFT)

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  • Don Monday, 15 November 2010 08:11 PM

    Pasting posters relating to a peaceful event is a democratic right.. How could the police have filed a case in the first instance?

    Sampath Monday, 15 November 2010 10:58 PM

    What will happen to this Magistrate in near future?
    Will be sacked or transfered some other places?

    Kamalanath Monday, 15 November 2010 10:27 AM

    Agree, unfortunately only in courts of lower order.

    upul Tuesday, 16 November 2010 08:10 AM

    Will this Judge be transferred to the Vanni?

    Cobra Tuesday, 16 November 2010 01:08 AM

    At least we have a few magistrates with guts! The rest please follow suit.

    paappa Monday, 15 November 2010 10:38 AM

    posters not pasted & freedom of expression guaranteed.

    Justitia Omnibus Tuesday, 16 November 2010 02:10 AM

    Just that you are,obviously, one of the beneficiaries of the current "democratic" government!

    lankaputha Monday, 15 November 2010 11:28 AM

    My god, we have justice in Kelaniya.. Has the world turn around or the Sun rised from West?

    Smart Aleck Monday, 15 November 2010 11:48 AM

    Minister Athauda! So you think that honourable judges like this must be trained by the Indians? You should get your head examined at Mulleriyawa.

    impartial Monday, 15 November 2010 11:57 AM

    Wont there be an ammendment to the Highway bill 2008 No 40 in the future...!!!

    xlntgson Tuesday, 16 November 2010 10:27 AM

    Indiaphobic @ Smart Aleck, where and when in India pasting posters prevented, write your impudent comments on wall!

    Anver Monday, 15 November 2010 08:43 AM

    It is heartening to see there are judges courage enough to give just verdicts without favour.

    Wasantha Monday, 15 November 2010 08:59 AM

    Under a military junta they should have been found guilty.

    willows Monday, 15 November 2010 09:08 AM

    well atleast some reliefe???

    Ismail Monday, 15 November 2010 03:57 PM

    As i see in this forum, most of our comments are ALWAYS negative and spoken bitterly. What has made us think like we are being threathened or something...i don't know.

    Assay Bayai! Monday, 15 November 2010 04:10 PM

    why didn't they transfer this case to the COURT MARTIAL! isn't that's also a court now?

    Ryan Tuesday, 16 November 2010 06:42 AM

    JVP should be banned immediately. Verdicts should be inline with the mandate of the people if it is related to politics.

    sw Monday, 15 November 2010 09:26 AM

    UNP will never regain its old glory even without Ranil, the resr of the guys guys are all pulling in different directions.


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