National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansa’s supporter who obstructed court proceedings when the MP was re-remanded on January 24, was imposed a one and half year imprisonment suspended for seven years by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.
The Police today filed a charge sheet against the suspect on two counts for obstructing a public servant and defaming the judiciary under contempt of court.
However, the suspect Sudesh Premalal had pleaded guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate imposed a one and half year imprisonment against the suspect, six years normal imprisonment for the first charge and one year grievous imprisonment for the second offence suspending them for seven years.
The Magistrate also imposed a fine of Rs. 1,000 for the first charge. (Shehan Chamika Silva)
Video by Courts Prasanna
BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:18 PM
Contempt of court is serious and the magistrate should not have swayed due to political pressure and suspend such sentences in this manner. Whoever the audience or crowd need to bow down to the verdict of an independent court of law.
sara Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:32 PM
Its a good vedict to open the eyes of those who supports corrupt politicians to gain varuius favours when in power.
kaboos Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:43 PM
it is good verdict and deterrent to other supporters.
Buwa Tuesday, 07 February 2017 01:58 PM
OhhhhhSorry seen......if MR was there Wimal should have been escaped.....We need MR to protect our Heros
justica... Tuesday, 07 February 2017 02:04 PM
Dam good.. my hats off to ur honor... for letting em know.... courts n the judiciary means business...keep WW also in there for another 5 or more years....if the country is to prosper...you may include MR GR NR n a few others to the card playing lot...and add the other JOkers too... via DM Android App
ahamed Tuesday, 07 February 2017 03:27 PM
it seems law is enforced but ensure to apply to all equally without considering the colours
Kadiya Tuesday, 07 February 2017 05:49 PM
Excellent, he was crying for company, wasn't he?
Kadiya Tuesday, 07 February 2017 05:54 PM
JO monks beware!!!
Veda mama Wednesday, 08 February 2017 05:22 AM
Not a surprise. He belongs to the same heard as his Master.
upul arunajith Wednesday, 08 February 2017 05:32 AM
He deserves this treatment. Next in line is foul mouth Gammanpilla. Sooner he is taken in the better it is.
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