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Nine people including seven women were arrested while selling flowers illegally along the pavement near the Kalutara Bodhiya today, Police said.

They said separate places had been assigned for flower stalls and those engaged in selling flowers out side were arrested to avoid the inconveniences to devotees.  

Meanwhile the flower sellers said they had been selling flowers in the area for several years and it was how they made a living. (Sarath Siriwardana)



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  • Lankashantha Thursday, 25 April 2013 02:07 PM

    These all drama.

    Chaminda Perera Saturday, 27 April 2013 12:00 AM

    Full extent of the law applied to helpless innocent citizens, politicos, thugs, crooks, murderers, rapists go Scott free!!

    Eagle Eyes Friday, 26 April 2013 11:49 AM

    Selling flowers is ill legal, Casinos are Legal.

    Rata Haraka Friday, 26 April 2013 10:33 AM

    Murders, drug dealers and thugs are roaming free. Innocent flower sellers are arrested. Like the little girl and the coconuts.

    Amila. G Friday, 26 April 2013 10:32 AM

    No selling , Alcohol , meat and Flowers on Poya day

    mohan Friday, 26 April 2013 10:00 AM

    How about the kudu dealers are they legal? and anyone will be suprised if a person selling flower at the temple was a crime

    hashhhsl Friday, 26 April 2013 09:02 AM

    This country is cursed by the people who run this. Shame for the politicians and their feet licking men. When rapist, drug dealers and murders are free cos they have connections.. poor people are being targeted.. for what? to show us that law and order prevails.. are we fools?

    Mervin Friday, 26 April 2013 08:20 AM

    Asiayawa Aascharyaya !!

    muhundan Friday, 26 April 2013 06:07 AM

    Who ordered to this

    Amila. G Friday, 26 April 2013 03:34 AM

    Murder, selling drugs okay. Selling flowers no way man ..........

    Maha Rajanani Friday, 26 April 2013 03:32 AM

    No matter what they sell for living, a system must be fallowed, but not only here, in the whole Island.

    Mike Thursday, 25 April 2013 02:58 PM

    What a Shame God Bless Sri Lanka

    RamUK Thursday, 25 April 2013 02:13 PM

    land like no other ...god bless America

    Dammika Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:57 AM

    What a system we have in Sri Lanka. Really a WONDER in ASIA. Biggest Drug Dealers are now legal in Sri Lanka

    Kodituwakkuarachchi Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:05 PM

    We will not be surprised if we are arrested for "breathing illegally" without paying the breathing tax.

    Dan Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:01 PM

    While killers are released , poor people who wants to earn few bucks by working are arrested! This is chinthanaya for ordinary lankanan!

    sss Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:02 PM

    well Punchi singo should know better. Law only applies to him unless he graduated to do mega corruption and thuggery

    Manu Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:01 PM

    Dangerous place to live if you don't have connections

    Jaliyacosta Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:00 PM

    Get member and do some work for the local politician and you have a license to do any criminal activity

    Pinto Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:56 AM

    Not a surprise in SL. May be the flower sellers did not have a political connection!

    TruthTheyKnowByHeart Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:42 AM

    Big shots inconveniencing whole country , with arrest warrents are partying with poice inspector generals.
    These innocents are the biggest problems we've in our country,
    What a shame

    MIC Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:42 AM

    Mala Paninawa....Wrong things by the right people go unpunished whilst Right things by the wrong people are punished....rule of law..........

    NARIYA Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:35 AM

    Sin! specially on a Poya Day!!

    Randeniya123 Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:28 AM

    ...and Duminda is released!!!

    legal Victim Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:21 AM

    will Attorney Genereal discharge them ? law is only for the poor in this coutry and will not be applicable to powerful people. Shame on the police officers who arrested this victims.


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