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Attorney-at-Law Sugandhika Fernando, who made a controversial statement in connection with the Sri Lankan judiciary, was reprimanded by the Colombo Traffic Court today for speed driving on the Expressway, after she pleaded guilty to the charges.

Peliyagoda Police charged her with driving her vehicle at 117 kmph.

Ms. Fernando appeared in Court without a lawyer and pleaded guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Chandana Kalansuriya advised and released her considering her profession.

A video of Ms. Sugandhika Fernando making a controversial statement on the Sri Lankan judiciary went viral in social media. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Zub Tuesday, 01 May 2018 06:20 PM

    Wow legal profession is special? Were the other offenders too warned and released? Crazy

    Lankan Tuesday, 01 May 2018 06:24 PM

    We need to choose our future leaders now, Sugandika Fernando seems to have courage and honesty that you dont see anymore. As for speeding, what nonsense?

    concern Tuesday, 01 May 2018 06:26 PM

    This shows how corrupted the whole system.

    Ceylon Tuesday, 01 May 2018 06:29 PM

    117 k/m apeed is not driving but suiside attempt.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Tuesday, 01 May 2018 06:29 PM

    She was advised and released "considering her profession." What exactly does that mean? Is there one law for lawyers and a different law for the rest of us?

    Silva Tuesday, 01 May 2018 08:22 PM

    Yes. Everyone is equal. But some are more equal. The Sri lankan style.

    Nuwan Tuesday, 01 May 2018 06:31 PM

    This means lawyers can break the law and can go scot free. What a banana republic.

    Shehan Tuesday, 01 May 2018 08:50 PM

    It's not the problem with the lawyer. She pleaded guilty for the offence. Judge whilst delivering the order only has warned her

    Lankaputha Wednesday, 02 May 2018 01:01 PM

    Did the officer get a transfer to a remote village

    Wednesday, 02 May 2018 01:09 PM

    MAX. MUST BE 120 THIS IS AIR PORT ROAD

    Subash Wednesday, 02 May 2018 01:28 PM

    This woman can only preach and find mistakes of others but even can't safeguard the country's road rules

    Janaka Wednesday, 02 May 2018 04:07 PM

    It can happen to anyone, not a big deal.....

    inthiraj Thursday, 03 May 2018 02:01 PM

    So because of a profession she is released then what happens to normal public. this is wrong justice should be same for every persons.

    eddie Thursday, 03 May 2018 04:26 PM

    Better check the rapist - he may have got the STD from the woman...

    udesh Monday, 07 May 2018 04:45 PM

    In other countries, even Prime-minister/President get the fines if they not abide by the laws. This shows where we are as a country.

    Naveen Tuesday, 08 May 2018 12:57 PM

    What a crime ?? big story to share on news.While real criminals are being hailed!.


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