MTV suspects bailed out

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All 16 suspects who had been arrested over yesterday’s mob attack on the MTV/MBC head office at Braybrooke Place have been released on bail, the police said today.

Police Spokesperson S.P. Prashantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online that all the evidence had been produced to court and the police would conduct further investigations.

“For the moment all the suspects have been bailed out,” SP Jayakody said.

An armed group believed to be associated with a notorious Deputy Minister attacked the MTV/MBC office at Braybrooke Place yesterday afternoon severely damaging the place.

MTV staff members were attacked by stones and the staff had retaliated by throwing the same stones at the gang afterwhich the gang had fled the scene.

Police who arrived at the scene made atleast 16 arrests.

Eye witnesses had said that some of the attackers at the scene had held placards against the upcoming concert by popular international artiste Akon for which MTV/MBC is a sponsor. (JN)

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  • Tuesday, 23 March 2010 10:17 AM

    EVEN BEFORE THE SIRASA MEDIA WAS ATTACKED AND NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN. SO CAN BDY CAN ACCEPT THAT ACTION WILL BE TAKEN THIS TIME.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 10:39 AM

    Hahhha, there is no spaces in the detaining centers to keep them. it is full with Mr. GF supporters.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 10:55 AM

    Wow,
    Somebody worked hard to get them out WHY?/

    trouble makers should be locked up but in Sri Lanka other way arround ,innocents round up an lock up trouble mabers are allow to go on gail

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 11:00 AM

    All these tensions unrest suggest that we badly need a new good government with more democratic values.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 11:05 AM

    Now our streets too ruled by thugs....!!!

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 06:23 PM

    Arrested yesterday ... bailed today ... reason?

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 06:25 PM

    What a bunch of pathetic morons. Shameless cowards.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 07:46 AM

    Must have been Deshapremi act.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 11:01 PM

    The police released the persons on police surety, without producing them in courts ...

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 07:50 AM

    LONG LIVE MEDIA FREEDOM IN SRI LANKA. SUBA ANAGATHAYAK YOUR EXCELLENCY!!!

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 07:52 AM

    All suspects bailed out?Were the suspects produced in court and asked to appear on a specific date? Thats end of story. I wonder who is fooling whom?

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 07:56 AM

    "police would conduct further investigations" to find out the MTV staff members who attacked these innocent supporters of a deputy minster

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 08:00 AM

    Dear Voters,
    It's over to you ......

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 08:05 AM

    Bailed out yesterday night ?

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 08:15 AM

    Very fast!!! we all know that nothing more will be done

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 08:19 AM

    THREE CHEERS TO OUR CJ!!!

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 08:27 AM

    Justice served!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very quick??????????

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 08:37 AM

    We knew That . They would be promoted if they work for the Govt.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 08:50 AM

    Sri Lanka turning into a failed country as somalia, burma, iran etc. i am already looking for green pastures to move. i should thanks the politicians for this situation.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:01 AM

    Even if the culprits are caught they are released in no time. Probably because they are pro Govt. people. Had they been from the Opposition they would have been remanded. This is Sri Lanka.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:03 AM

    This is Sri lanka...Any one can go bail out easilly..No use..Law is upside down now...Until MR is their...

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:15 AM

    What this Election commisioner and IGP is doing. These two thinks that MR only the god, but there is one omnipresent,. Becareful, One day both of you have to answer for this, even your blood relation.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:18 AM

    how surprising.... NOT!!!!

    three good guesses as to who this notorious deputy minister is

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:23 AM

    criminals & hooligans are being bailed out, while a war heroes are being detained on trumped up charges, GOD help SL.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:34 AM

    I wonder whether detainees were employees of MTV.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:35 AM

    spineless police

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:45 AM

    Nothing will happen after this Police investigation. The cops are just puppets on a political string.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:50 AM

    Was that only the evidence produce before the courts...? Bail out to suspects at Police...?

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:52 AM

    Continuing investigations towards no results??

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:59 AM

    As expected. End of story, under the carpet till MTV personnel are arrested for defending themselves. This is media freedom Sri Lanka style, bail the culprits and arrest the complainant.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 10:01 AM

    Dont worry - all will gio scot free,

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 10:02 AM

    Professor is on fire!

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010 10:04 AM

    Funny country


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