Sexual bribe: Principal granted bail

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The Kottawa Ananda Vidaylaya Principal, who was remanded on charges of having solicited a sexual bribe from a child’s mother, was today released on bail by a Colombo Court.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya also warned the suspect Mahanama Geeganage Dharmadasa to refrain from intimidating or interfering with the complainant or the prosecution witnesses.

The Magistrate said bail would be cancelled if he received any complaints of intimidation or interference.

He told the suspect that the offence he is alleged to have committed was of a serious nature but Court granted him bail after considering the plight of his family.

The suspect was arrested on a complaint that he had solicited a sexual bribe from a woman who had sought admission for her child to the grade one at Ananda College in Kottawa for next year.

Opanayake Anusha Arundathi had complained to the Bribery Commission that when she met the principal to seek admission for her child he had asked her to come to a guesthouse at Werahera for a sexual odyssey as a bribe if he was to admit her child to school.

Bribery Commission officials had raided the guest house and arrested the suspect.

The case was postponed for October 23. (T. Farook Thajudeen)
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  • Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:51 AM

    So, what is the Justice prevailing in SriLanka. Anyone can commit any sins and come out freely this is the scenario in SriLanka.

    CHANDRAPALA Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:58 AM

    We have never herd this type of bribe during the days of our school. Today teachers are not allowed to punish children. But in the good old days the theme is "Spare the rod spoil the child" Today, no discipline among the school children. No moral values in our society. Who is responsible for this? Teachers or parents?

    xlntgson Thursday, 19 September 2013 08:51 AM

    #mahalinga, When the sex became commodity, bribe to be a reasonable amount? Once twice thrice like that, eh?

    Channa Thursday, 19 September 2013 03:12 AM

    only the small fish get caught....there are Principles of much bigger schools who does the same..unfortunately the Mothers in those cases doesn't complain much and the authorities are silent as well. but the biggest puzzle is all the names are released to the media in a sensitive case like this and not the name of the restaurant chain that purchased expired goods?

    sach Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:11 AM

    whether had encouragement or not doesnt matter. it is wrong if he actually asked for it. What matters here is whetehr the complaint is true or not.

    women are not responsible for men's acts

    VoiceOfLanka Thursday, 19 September 2013 03:13 AM

    The society is rife with all kinds of germs which erupts in all shapes and forms as the role models are pushed to the back seats while the thugs and stupids are at the control.

    jamaljj Thursday, 19 September 2013 03:13 AM

    Before coming to a conclusion, must study the background of the complainant. Coin has two sides. Principal wouldn't have asked her unless he had a sufficient encouragement.

    Dee Thursday, 19 September 2013 04:05 AM

    his mates in prison are gonna miss him!

    Sunilw Thursday, 19 September 2013 04:28 AM

    you must be referring to the women in you life

    lima Wednesday, 18 September 2013 04:29 PM

    SACK HIM AND PUT HIM BEHIND BARS FOR LIFE , HOW CAN HE MANAGE STUDENTS , A PRINCIPAL HAS MORE RESPONSIBILITY THAN A FATHER , IF HE DOES THINGS THIS MANNER , HOW CAN ANY CHILD BE SECURED. HUMAN BRUTE FOR LUST.

    batman Thursday, 19 September 2013 05:04 AM

    Should have done an impartial investigation before releasing names on media. If later the accused is innocent then how can the media reverse the stress the accused underwent. Should be more careful before releasing names or pictures.

    True Bee Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:48 AM

    May be his is a BBS member.

    Terrence Bde Silva Friday, 20 September 2013 02:06 AM

    REVERTING BACK TO THE BARTER SYSTEM - BUT THE BENEFIT OF DOUBT IS CASTE TO THE SOLICITATION THERE BEING NO CONSUMATION OF THE BRIBE SOLICITED.

    Namal Perera Wednesday, 18 September 2013 05:03 PM

    If not only we should worry because this is corrupt lawless Banana Republic with jungle law that serve and protect only CRIMINALS.

    Nina Kamal Wednesday, 18 September 2013 05:13 PM

    Crisis everywhere! How to trust this man as head 'principal'!

    raspi Wednesday, 18 September 2013 05:33 PM

    His next stop should be the PS. He has great potential to become a parliamentarian in this paradise LOL

    k.soysa Wednesday, 18 September 2013 05:38 PM

    Can you trust the woman? A person is innocent till proved guilty. Or so I thought.

    Angel Thursday, 19 September 2013 06:09 AM

    The Principal must get his principles right!!!

    Amo Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:21 PM

    Everyone, please understand boys will be boys

    tony samath Thursday, 19 September 2013 06:17 AM

    this is a budhists country. and 2 tier Justice for Sri lankan budishsts and the rest

    manpei Thursday, 19 September 2013 06:21 AM

    What happens when he starts asking students for sexual favours for As'

    xlntgson Thursday, 19 September 2013 06:24 AM

    Trap or entraped? He would have accepted but rejected admission (!) We shouldn't solicit in first place.

    Kamal Thursday, 19 September 2013 12:37 PM

    Daily Mirror would not even mention the name of the person in most such cases but here very bravely have published the picture of the person why the double standard is it because he is nobody ?

    The God Father Thursday, 19 September 2013 06:49 AM

    No wonder why he asked for a sex bribe? look at him How ugly this dude looks? Not even a hooker wants to sleep with him, name him and shame him.

    Prasanjit Thursday, 19 September 2013 06:49 AM

    Timely arrest and putting on legal process is wrong? When you insult legal authorities when they do their job properly, will they want to do it next time?

    Prasanjit Thursday, 19 September 2013 06:53 AM

    The principal went at that time to the hotel to eat a pizza ??

    Saman Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:03 AM

    So what was he doing at the guest house ! if he was innocent ..

    Peace Lover Friday, 20 September 2013 03:40 AM

    The Best Punishment is " Cut his Private Part Publicly ". This will be a severe warning to everyone.

    Jagath Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:15 AM

    This is the so-called Chinthanaya. This type of things happen from the top most place to even schools now. Big guns get billions as bribes while these type of people getting these type of bribes. Only the offenders who don't have political backups are prosecuted. Nobody can rely on the justice all depends on the power. I even can't think where Sri Lanka is heading. At least you intelligent people don't react against this, one day we will feel we would have been better off under LTTE than this regime.

    srinath.gunaratne Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:33 AM

    This is nothing man, There was a principle in Ratnapura who had a reputation for child abuse. Whatever it is, we must not vilify a person until he is proven guilty.

    nicky karunarathna Friday, 20 September 2013 04:09 AM

    Sex is a such beautiful thing in nature. So why this guy go to such obnoxious extent to gratify him in this manner is dilemma to the morally and ethically bound civilized society. Only perverts behave like this putting humanity into such low level, especially some child's mother is involved in this case.

    mahalingam Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:08 AM

    i don't see any fault with him. i consider the act as a favor, not a bribe. simple as you help i help. it's a well known fact that now days, parents pay as 100,000 to 800,000 for putting their children to top colombo schools. so comparing to that, this principal is more reasonable to be flexible on poor parents who has no big money. end of the day, most women go out of the way when ever they get a chance...just like men.

    Ali Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:47 AM

    "Court granted him bail after considering the plight of his family"

    By now he should know that "east or west, wife is best"

    indimurray Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:39 AM

    Cant we think that this lady planned this episode to put him in trouble since he rejected the admission of her son. I have heard many similar cases. Think.

    vvsuthan Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:43 AM

    everyone is doing mistake. no one perfect.

    kumar Thursday, 19 September 2013 08:24 AM

    namal perera,you should change your name as well because YOUR NAME ALSO REFLECT THAT YOU ARE A CITIZEN OF BANANA REPUBLIC(PERERA IS A PORTUGEESE NAME) AND ALSO NAMAL IS A SRI LANKA PRES'S SON.
    SO YOU HAVE OR YOUR SAD PARENTS GIVEN YOU A SUITABLE NAME,because YOU SHOULD BE WORRYING ABOUT THAT,YOU SAD GIT

    vvsuthan Thursday, 19 September 2013 02:43 AM

    everyone doing mistakes. no one perfect.


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