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Keheliya to sue hotel in Melbourne

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Media Minister Keheliya Rambukkwella, who returned to the country this morning from Melbourne, Australia, is going to sue the hotel he stayed at in Melbourne for the injuries that occurred due to a mishap at the hotel four months ago.

Addressing a press conference in Colombo the Minister said “I am going to take legal action against Hotel Como in Melbourne, where I was injured while staying at the hotel, as the hotel should be held responsible for the accident.”

According to media reports Minister Rambukwella was injured in February this year after he fell from a balcony while trying to alert the hotel staff that he got locked out while on the balcony. The mishap occurred while he was on a private visit to Australia and he was admitted to a hospital in Melbourne where he had to undergo several surgeries. (SAJ)

 
 

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-4+75 # ana 2012-05-25 13:08
For not providing adequet security measures?
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-2+92 # justthinking 2012-05-25 14:32
One does not know how he was locked out while in the balcony. and he tried to climb down to the next floor?
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-0+6 # Simple Silva 2012-05-26 07:41
Hot Ails are like that. Why not stay in a Rest House or Guest house, where guests are allowed to rest in peace.
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-1+158 # roshan 2012-05-25 13:09
go ahead and do it and the truth will come out
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-7+80 # Sri Lankan 2012-05-25 14:19
Yes. The hotel will come out with their version of the events to defend themselves.
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-3+64 # Ravi 2012-05-25 17:47
Who is going to pay for that? Here in SL, you an me will pay for it!
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-1+30 # niyaz 2012-05-25 20:11
I think there is a juicier tale than locking himself out on the balcony. Lets wait and see. This is the first time I have heard of anyone getting locked out on a balcony. Hmmm???
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-0+2 # Nodrog 2012-05-26 12:33
Yes, can't wait to read their version of what happened. Surely Keheliya will be advised not to proceed or end up with egg on his face in addition to injuries already suffered.
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-4+105 # Gonharaka 2012-05-25 14:56
Why didnt he sue the Hotel when he was there? very strange.
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-1+50 # Ravi 2012-05-25 17:49
There no he has pay from his own pocket. Here in SL, you an me will pay his bill!
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-0+0 # Conty 2012-05-27 12:48
Waiting for another trip of course.
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-1+68 # Nishantha Rajapaksa 2012-05-25 15:59
I think it was like a "Mal Kadana" scene...
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-2+31 # Isha 2012-05-25 17:47
well said
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-4+152 # Imran Hussein 2012-05-25 13:10
How the Hotel can be responsible when someone jump over the balcony.
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-2+53 # Rangan 2012-05-25 17:49
Yes, if you are full of Australian wine, you jumped on to the bed and not on to the balcony.

Maybe he mistook balcony for the bed.
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-3+132 # Hettiarachchi 2012-05-25 13:12
If it is the fault of the hotel, there should other people also falling from the balcony
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-1+79 # Ravishan 2012-05-25 13:59
That was a classic comment
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-1+98 # lankashantha 2012-05-25 13:13
Oh it took 4 months and has to be in Sri Lanka to do so?
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-2+112 # simple mind 2012-05-25 13:13
Why did he have to wait all this while to sue the hotel. He could have easily done while he was obtaining treatment over there.
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-2+82 # somapal 2012-05-25 13:21
He should sue the person who locked him in the balcony.
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-1+19 # Bigsam 2012-05-25 19:03
That was himself I'm afraid!
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-0+2 # Conty 2012-05-27 12:52
Who was he with????? did he/she not like his company that he got locked out??????
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-6+40 # akon 2012-05-25 13:32
The honurable Minister will pay the legal fees from his fund but not from the ministry budget
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-1+22 # Manik 2012-05-25 17:09
Are you SURE?
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-1+20 # Manik 2012-05-25 17:12
May be it is tit for tat. Fired Aussie Cricket coach is suing Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Minister is suing Aussie.A Laurel and Hardy show!!!
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-1+62 # indi 2012-05-25 13:33
Any one believe this story. How the accident happened?
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-2+80 # chacha 2012-05-25 13:37
karma catching up
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-2+70 # Guru 2012-05-25 13:38
Everyone knows the true story.
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-0+0 # Conty 2012-05-27 12:57
And that is?? Be careful you might be a star witness to this strange case.
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-2+58 # mitin 2012-05-25 13:45
he's suing the hotel for not having a telephone in the balcony??? which hotel has a phone in the balcony???
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-0+4 # Political Illiterate 2012-05-26 07:59
all the hotels down hikkaduwa hippie town are scheduled to have phones with voice activation on their balconies soon to demonstrate australia should follow soon!
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-1+61 # TR 2012-05-25 13:46
Why are you telling this after returning back to SL ? , in fact , should have told it while you were in Aussi
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-1+32 # buffaloa citizen 2012-05-25 16:54
No fools to listen to this crap there.
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-2+46 # Tharaka Chanaka 2012-05-25 13:52
who cares???
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-1+51 # Lalith 2012-05-25 13:56
Aussies wont buy your story
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-1+50 # Prasannajit 2012-05-25 14:00
great joke.Good for the gallery.
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-1+41 # Minister 2012-05-25 14:06
Does that mean more tours to Australia on our account?
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-1+36 # Minister 2012-05-25 14:10
Did Australian government or that hotel invite you to visit them?
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-1+44 # Minister 2012-05-25 14:13
First of all please tell us who will bear expenses for your legal matters in Australia?
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-1+30 # ss 2012-05-25 14:13
should have done then and there. >>>>
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-1+29 # buffaloa citizen 2012-05-25 14:41
Yeah and get caught in the breathalyzer test.
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-2+4 # Political Illiterate 2012-05-26 08:05
No. I do not think this happenned that way. Not alcohol. Not the minister. He has been always exercised self control.
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-1+35 # Ken 2012-05-25 14:15
Who will pay the lawyers bill...??
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-1+32 # Latha 2012-05-25 14:21
Did you make a Police entry ?
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-0+0 # Conty 2012-05-27 12:59
This happens automatically when someone is injured on private property. Better system in Australia!!!!!
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-1+46 # Nan 2012-05-25 14:38
Ladies and gentlemen...The media minister of sri lanka!
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-1+26 # Katha 2012-05-25 14:40
Why did you lean onto the guard rails in the balcony? This is what you said in Australia.
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-1+29 # Prasad Vithanatchi 2012-05-25 14:41
Wonder why he did not do it while in Melb? This is only for local consumption to pull the wool over the eyes of the locals, to tell us in other words, "I'm innocent and did nothing naughty"
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-1+47 # Game Kolla 2012-05-25 14:45
To claim from the hotel is your private matter. Why do you make big noise about it..furthermore why did you call for a press conference to talk about your private matters?
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-1+27 # buffaloa citizen 2012-05-25 15:30
Because he knows the public know the truth.
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-0+13 # justin 2012-05-25 21:19
Now that this story is published in the media, Australia should follow up and investigate the true reason for his fall.
He is stupid to have come out with a claim as this will lead to his being proved a REAL LIAR.
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-0+7 # chris 2012-05-26 07:27
There wud have been an investigation and also coverage by the australian authorities and press....strangely non of these reported by our subservient media..
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-0+0 # Conty 2012-05-27 13:06
This is garbage reporting. Jurnos have no other printable news to give besides jurnos must be on the good sides of the influential people aney!!
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-1+23 # Modaya 2012-05-25 14:58
When stay in high class hotels you should also know that those hotels use high level security systems with swipe card door openings etc. you went to the balcony without the swipe card and lock yourself out. You can't blame the hotel
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-1+19 # DON HUS 2012-05-25 15:10
funny fellow :D
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-1+40 # senarath 2012-05-25 15:10
Why media conference for private things; this not an official tour. Who cares?








Senarath
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-1+43 # Bill C 2012-05-25 15:30
Who was staying next door ?
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-0+0 # Conty 2012-05-27 13:11
Come on don't ask silly questions balconies are not connected, may be he tried the ironing board across the two balconies to cross when he fell off!!!!!!!!
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-1+38 # Citizen 2012-05-25 15:31
Spiderman lost control
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-1+24 # Dee 2012-05-25 17:03
Sue ! or is it Suzie?
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-1+26 # Kaslana 2012-05-25 17:33
Seems the "Greese Yakka" training was a failure!!!
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-1+22 # Sam 2012-05-25 17:41
Very funny indeed!! The Hotel might sue him, for being careless.
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-0+0 # Conty 2012-05-27 13:12
Or for defaming the hotel
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-1+34 # Ram Perera 2012-05-25 17:51
I heard that he was drunk and came to the balcony for a smoke. The door closed and he had attempted to get in from the adjoining apartment. When attempting to cross the balconies he fell. He is trying to save his pride by saying that he is going to sue the hotel. DM please remember to ask him after 1 year for the progress of the case.
Ram
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-1+19 # Dass 2012-05-25 18:22
good job.... balcony
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-1+25 # Rajan 2012-05-25 18:44
This is a stunt, he is trying potray that it was not his fault and he wasnt drunk. Typical Sri Lankan politician.
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-0+14 # jaya 2012-05-25 20:00
DRUNKARD
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-0+8 # dpl 2012-05-25 20:13
the most discrased person in srilankan. you JUMPED after hevey drung, for what????????
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-0+10 # Yohan Perera 2012-05-25 20:26
Politicians and their crap...
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-2+4 # Peoples 2012-05-25 20:53
We have to look after our intelligent, selfless politicians.

So lest rally behind Keheliya, and make the hotel pay for locking the balcony door.
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-0+15 # Ruhunu Kolla 2012-05-25 23:04
Strauss-Kahn of Miracle Of Asia?
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-0+16 # anil 2012-05-25 23:29
he will never sue ! i am 100% sure ! this comment only to cover up his shame !
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-0+11 # nandana 2012-05-26 01:46
why this mee haraka could not brake his neck?

250 Aus Dollars per night from poor Srilankan's tax money !!!!!!!
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-5+3 # truth 2012-05-26 05:03
he has already started and filed action in australia.. talk only if u know the real facts..
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-0+6 # shran Dissanayake 2012-05-26 05:10
Why make hotel the scapegoat? Always used the back door and this time overstepped? should have had the mistress in his bedroom
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-0+22 # Melbourne truth 2012-05-26 05:44
Kehiliya you were a utter disgrace to the Sri Lankan people. Are you so stupid to jump from a balcony and try sue the hotel.we all know what you were up to and who locked you out side.do you know the duty manager at that hotel was a sri lankan?,In the CCTV cameras there is evidence who came and who went out at that time.Dont try to deceive Lankan public by giving false info on press conferences on lanks tax payers money.. You are an idiot.YOur private fun is different do not get sril lanka in to disrepute.
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-0+0 # Another Melbourne me 2012-05-27 04:35
The issue might settle before it goes to court just as 90% of the matter that are litigated. So unless u r the lawyers the truth will never be public. From the rumors I have heard the guy was drunk to the max.

All these politicians in SriLanka are not clean.

They take their bribes and mix with the scum. Unlike Australia there are no integrity checks on them and they rule the roost. They are thick skinned rogues of the highest category bullying the ignorant people of Sri Lanka .
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-0+11 # david strange 2012-05-26 07:17
Why didnt you initiate legal proceedings whilst you were in Australia Mr.R... And did your private insurance pay your medical bills or the Australian taxpayer?
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-0+8 # Ranjit 2012-05-26 07:20
Why the delay?
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-0+13 # garawi 2012-05-26 08:00
This is a joke ! If you are drunk and do not know where you go why should the hotel take responsibilty?
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-0+1 # chooti 2012-05-26 11:00
The Australians should have sent him back to Sri Lanka
immediately .

For the type of injury he suffered our veda mahattayas are the best. If the fellow is so patriotic he should have taken the first flight out.

Patients in worse conditions have flown so he cannot say he was not fit to travel.This fellow is a joke . I hope they reject his visa the next time.

It is because of these type of "Moda Yakkas" that others have difficulty in getting their visas.
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-0+1 # SilverHawk 2012-05-26 12:05
There are no good lawyers in Australia, So he wants to hire talented SL lawyers to do the job for free. He can utilize tax payers money if he sues from SL.
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-0+0 # sam 2012-05-26 12:33
May be he was practicing for the new "Spiderman" movie .........and failed.
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-0+1 # dilan Pathi 2012-05-26 12:46
No one is to be blamed for your intoxicated foolishness.
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-0+3 # manuleka 2012-05-26 12:52
A Dual citizen, the last of its kind.
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