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Two teenagers who were produced in court on charges of having viewed pornographic visuals on their mobile phones in the public at Fort railway station were fined Rs.2500 each by a Colombo Court.

The Fort police had arrested two teenagers while they were viewing sexual explicit materials sitting on a bench that was placed at the Fort railway station.

When the suspects were produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne, they pleaded guilty for charges and thereby they were ordered to pay a fine of Rs.2500 each. The Magistrate further ordered the police that the mobile phones be handed over to the teenagers after sexual explicit materials were deleted.

Police told court that mobile phone pornography falls under section 2 of the Obscene Publications Act No 22 of 1983. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • sobers Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:39 AM

    IT's a compete private affair. It's better for police to detect better things

    Romanis Saturday, 16 February 2013 01:43 PM

    What a joke...how big is the screen on a mobile phone anyway? The article almost makes it sound like the boys had a plasma TV hooked to their mobiles! Look, most men who have access to the Internet have watched porn, so get over it!

    ANTON Wednesday, 13 February 2013 01:29 PM

    Will the people who view Sigiriya wall pictures be fined Rs.2500 ?

    srilankan Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:00 AM

    miracle of Asia via DM Android App

    lankaputha Wednesday, 13 February 2013 01:42 PM

    having them in mobile is democracy and viewing in private is choice, watching in public places is illegal. Does police know those three facts ?

    HK Wednesday, 13 February 2013 01:49 PM

    Well done ! But please better remove the night clubs before youths go to next step... Specialy in kollupitiya..

    meranchi` Wednesday, 13 February 2013 02:01 PM

    that's why new generation become wild and go for though dissition to do ugly crime, to whom we blame.....? give sex education in the school...?

    Andy Wednesday, 13 February 2013 02:03 PM

    why imposing a such a low fine for pornographic, prostitution stuffs? for a innocent girl who had to steal cocoanut because of the force of the teacher, you guys can impose Rs.50,000?? what the hell is this? pissu double. impose sort of harsh/unbearable punishment to avoid of misusing the latest technologies.

    hubert Thursday, 14 February 2013 06:09 AM

    The Police will save the recording to their phones

    Jonathan Rambo Wednesday, 13 February 2013 02:23 PM

    Watching porno 2500 rupees fine and practising porno 10 rupees fine, what a joke.

    Mara yaka Wednesday, 13 February 2013 02:20 PM

    Shoudl have stood next to the Cinese woman in kolpity then the fine would have been Rs.10/-.

    SH Wednesday, 13 February 2013 02:26 PM

    People enjoy their youth by clubbing, smoking, boozing & womanizing. But after doing all these they advice the next generation, what d use??

    duminda Wednesday, 13 February 2013 02:28 PM

    Saudi, Kuwait & Dubai are good ...Two days before DM published a news pertaining to kissing scene in Kuwait...I dont find any distinction between both judgement.

    jayantha Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:00 AM

    For taking 8 coconuts to buy paint to school the fine was Rs.50,000/-.and Rs.2,500/- fine for watching phonography.is this a promo offer ? great law ! via DM Android App

    Narendra Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Loved the comment on sigiriya! lol via DM Android App

    Rata Haraka Thursday, 14 February 2013 06:28 AM

    Lankaawe, apey Lankaawe.

    king kong Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Iran style democracy? via DM Android App

    Kodithuwakkuarachchi Thursday, 14 February 2013 06:37 AM

    As a parent I would say Finally something good from the police. Keep it up.

    Eaven Thursday, 14 February 2013 09:56 AM

    Its a stupid thing which the boys done, but its better to warn them and let them go without punishing severely .

    Good thing they didn't watch this in the TAB or LAP !!!

    Gossip1 Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:18 AM

    This shows the educateness of the Sri Lankan Police and people. Government should include human values and social ethics in to sri lankan education.,,

    amaya Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:00 AM

    I thought watching porn was good for our health via DM Android App

    Mahesh Wednesday, 13 February 2013 12:00 AM

    What country.... I am glad that I am not living in my motherland... via DM Android App

    Rubert Vanderkoon Thursday, 14 February 2013 07:18 AM

    Luckily we grew up away from Fort police area.

    rumi Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:56 AM

    WHAT ABOUT WATCHING INSIDE THEIR HOUSES?

    xlntgson Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:01 AM

    Ban blue tooth, blue talk and blue feelings too!

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:02 AM

    They Must Have Missed Train Also

    Nandana Thursday, 14 February 2013 07:25 AM

    Come on we all love porn just do it in your rooms boys, It is absolutly normal,

    I have my sympothy for the boys

    Dalu banda Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:04 AM

    What about if the youth did "masturbation" privately and if police found that , will he be charged ?. Then the court could order to police to handover to his guardian after making a "brain wash"?

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:14 AM

    Kissing In Public, What's The Fine. Maybe Rs 10

    Ann Thursday, 14 February 2013 07:22 AM

    If you think that a display of affection is no different to watching pornography then you really need to sort out your priorities

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:17 AM

    Today Is Valentine Day. Most Couples Will Be Googling For that. Are The Police Going To Arrest All Of Them.

    Lucky Weeramantry Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:20 AM

    What A Law. Watching Porn Is Prohibited But Googling For Sex Is Allowed


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