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A youth was arrested and produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court after his girlfriend had complained to the police that her boyfriend had sexually harassed her by holding her by the hand and attempting to drag her out of a three-wheeler.

Defence counsel Deemani Beddewela handing over a bundle of love letters and photographs to Court said her client had an affair with the 17-year-old girl for about four years.

She said her client had only come to meet his girlfriend and had no intention whatsoever to commit an offence.

The defence counsel said the girl had made the complaint with the intention of ending the love affair.

The Kollupitiya police said the youth had committed a punishable offence under section 345 of the Penal Code and asked Court to remand him till August 3.

Having listened to the submissions, Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne ordered that the suspect be released on bail. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • ramkuumar Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:02 PM

    If hold hands of your lover (She) jail term, If rape her, Minister or MP post. Jaya wewa Sri Lanka.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:27 AM

    What happens when love turns sour.

    Dadoriya Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:35 AM

    A non romantic country. What a shame.

    Wimal_Modawansa Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:21 AM

    oh my lord,i could not remember what happened before i held my girl friend's hand.

    Des Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:24 AM

    Lesson 1 - Never trust women (no offense:)
    Lesson 2 - Dont forget lesson 1

    Jeevan Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:25 AM

    This is too much to her age! Anyway better to know the whole story before commenting...

    FLY Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:27 AM

    Love end up in MALA ILAW

    Zulfikar Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:45 AM

    Guys please carefull when you hold your Girlfriends hand hereafter also make sure she loves you... if not you will end up in the courts. Doyou want to end up your relationship let her hold your hand and its your turn to complain.. But Its all about courts they beleave you or not..

    Minister Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:42 AM

    OOhhh. boys, boys.... be careful in future when you hold hands of your girl friend. Get an affidavit or a promissory note first that she will not complain of sexual harassment to anyone in case you hold her hand.

    Pol Haraka Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:48 AM

    oh my god

    What the hell?? Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:01 AM

    Now where would else can he hold then?? So touching from your own girlfriend's hand is a punishable offense?? What a country, no wonder rape cases are flying sky high.. Molesting is wrong, but what the heck your touching own girlfriend's hand?? And didn't try to do any sexual abuse but first place just touching hand is considered any sexual thing?? I don't know where this perverts head on. It says they had 4 years love affair too, what were they doing all this time?? This girl should be never married by any one.. Let the mad woman stay alone and understand.. Duminda silva says he doesn't remember the shooting, that's not a crime and court doesn't have time to hear that.. But there's time to be funny about this type of cases.. No wonder any one will leave the country as soon as possible.. Madness is high than anything..

    mm Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:17 AM

    Drama's going on now a days..... like more serials on television...! Public need to watch and listen only....

    RationalCitizen Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:11 AM

    Seems the poor girl has some mental problems. God bless her not to suffer in rest of the life.

    ChamaraJ Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:17 AM

    Seriously ????? Kollpity Police wanted to remand the boy?? come on people... Chinese Prostitutes are walking in front of your station....investigate them and set an example before you ruin a poor boy's life....Also Mr.OIC why don't you consider raiding Juliana or the massage joint on marine drive....I'm sure both these are located in the area under your jurisdiction...............any way, I hope the boy wont "go west" from now !!!!

    sltk2004 Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:42 AM

    Guys, first get the written consent before trying anything..

    IBNUABOO Wednesday, 25 July 2012 02:58 PM

    because of this prblems and to avoid time waste child rape s are occured

    Tikka Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:41 AM

    It is safer to murder & rape than to touch a girls hand. What a country ! What a police force.I wish someone sends the poor fellow to Singapore then maybe the CID can take a statement from him and he can say he cannot remember!!

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:58 AM

    Iam wondering what would happen when she is 27.
    Apparently she was in love from the age of 13.

    Ganja Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:59 AM

    Pizzunda wena vedak nehe, anthima modayo, love karanawa karanakang, epaunuth, policeyadath yanawa.

    USAGUY Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:05 AM

    Guys dont talk like idiots. The BF didnt just hold her hand . he tried to pull her out of the 3 wheeler. i have seen many times at shopping malls, parks on the road where the so called boy friends shouting at girls, pushing them around. That is abuse. This gir is only 17 that makes the case worse. They may be in love that doesnt give the bf a green light to push her around as and when he pleases. he should be punished and should not be alowed near any girls. So parents watch out.

    lankalion Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:22 AM

    Although touching someone's hand can amount to harassment, it does not require remand custody as it is a very minor offence at best! How ridiculous!

    Payx Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:07 AM

    How is this sexual abuse???! How do you define "physical abuse" then?

    Ranjitdea Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:19 AM

    Owat wedada malli!

    DammikA Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:39 AM

    Is this a teledrama or are both fools

    Daya Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:59 AM

    Act in general provocation not normally intended to harass anyone. We exactly don’t know what before and after the incident be folded. But the way Police acting definitely giving a hint they are taking sides.

    Boyfriend Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:00 AM

    Don't worry next week I will file a fundamental right case against her.

    saman Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:07 AM

    Why police choose to take the boy to court rather than settling this minor case? Now police has wasted valuble time of many.

    Fayad Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:58 AM

    Police should compare this offence against the crimes committed by the politicians for the current year then we can see all crimes are above section 345 (how many rape cases? )

    Rifai Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:05 AM

    Dear Friend,

    Just a question:-

    If I hold my wife hand without her acceptance , What will happen ?
    Rifai

    Wimal_Modawansa Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:28 AM

    Duminda silva says he doesn't remember the shooting, that's not a crime and court doesn't have time to hear that.. But there's time to be funny about this type of cases.. No wonder any one will leave the country as soon as possible.. Madness is high than anything..

    Wimal_Modawansa Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:36 AM

    try it and you will know.

    Jeevan Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:49 AM

    Since she is your wife, you will just get slapped... only the gfs are the scary ones :)


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