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Sugath Kumara Lakmana, the individual who was arrested on charges of threatening President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe through social media, has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission yesterday saying he was illegally arrested and detained in Malaysia.

Speaking to the media outside the Commission, Lakmana said that the CID arrested him on April 22 in Malaysia and detained him for five days prior to extraditing him to Sri Lanka.

The CID arrested Lakmana, a resident of Yakkala for allegedly making death threats on the lives of the President and the Prime Minister when he arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport on April 27.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya severely warned the accused not to repeat such an offence and he was ordered to be released from the case.

“I was detained in Malaysia for about five days. I think it was illegal. I lost my job and don’t have an income to feed my child. I complained to the commission seeking justice,” he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa and Indika Sri Aravinda)

Video by Indika Sri Aravinda


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  • Katie Friday, 17 June 2016 08:58 AM

    He should have thought about his child in the first instance if he is so much a family man, instead of shout death threats at people.

    annoyed Friday, 17 June 2016 09:23 AM

    That's fine. But, can you tell public why you threaten them on social media?

    Independent Friday, 17 June 2016 09:31 AM

    Learn from the past. Don't fall prey to someone's political objectives. Learn from the past.

    Pxx Friday, 17 June 2016 09:49 AM

    Why didn't you think about the consequences of breaches and the family before committing the threat?JO will find you something soon.

    malij Friday, 17 June 2016 10:07 AM

    A grade nut case.

    willows Friday, 17 June 2016 10:41 AM

    What a joker? anyone can imagine such an act before the last Jan 8? next moment a white van would have taken him for good. People should appreciate the new found freedom rather than abusing it for personal glory/gains for other political means.

    Mr Facts Friday, 17 June 2016 12:58 PM

    Have u read any Sunday papers before Jan 8 let along forgetting social media. It was directly criticism on MR and family. They all still available online just go read.

    ANTON Friday, 17 June 2016 01:07 PM

    THAT IS CALLED THE SELFISHNESS, WE GET THAT FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION, EVEN YOU AND I , TO A CERTAIN EXTENT , HAVE THIS.

    TONY Friday, 17 June 2016 02:41 PM

    ARE YOU INSANE.

    Cobra Friday, 17 June 2016 08:05 PM

    Okkoma kanapita, ne?

    Dee Friday, 17 June 2016 08:07 PM

    Didn't you 'think' it was illegal to threaten some one with death? You would have been jobless anyway to be making daft comments on social media. Get a life.


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