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The brother of a cabinet minister had been stopped by police yesterday, following a long chase, with the help of obstacles --  after his vehicle had sped away ignoring an order to stop. But he had been released soon after as a top government official had intervened.

A constable on traffic duty had signaled the vehicle to stop at Pasyala as it was speeding towards Colombo.

The driver had ignored the order and two policemen had given chase on a motorcycle.

An urgent call had also been given to the NIttambuwa Police regarding the vehicle and the Yakkala Werallwaththa mobile traffic unit had attempted to stop it but failed and it had continued to speed towards Colombo.

The Yakkala-Werallawatte police had then called the emergency unit 119  and several obstacles had been placed across the road at Balummahara Junction, Gampaha and the vehicle had been stopped.

Police had then arrested the driver of the vehicle who had told them that the other occupant of the vehicle was the brother of a cabinet minister.

When the vehicle, the driver and the passenger were about to be taken to the Nittambuwa Police Station, a top government official had called the police and ordered them to release the offenders immediately.

The police had thus been compelled to release the offenders, a senior police officer said. (S.U.W.Jayawardane)
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  • S.M. Tuesday, 09 July 2013 02:50 AM

    onje of the reasons the corrupt want to hold on to all power without devolution

    Oakley Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:28 PM

    Zimbabwe in the making....

    Independent Observe Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:02 AM

    The cops will be transferred !!

    Sacthi Tuesday, 09 July 2013 05:48 AM

    He must be Joking

    wije Tuesday, 09 July 2013 05:51 AM

    it is normal is sri lanka in present. please issue the news if it is different to above story.

    Wimal_Modawansa Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:10 AM

    so,what about it????

    Old citizen Tuesday, 09 July 2013 09:06 AM

    Most important question why didn't he stop ,.Is he carrying any contraband ?

    pan Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:21 AM

    Aparade badaka damme.. Wedi tiyannane tibune nawattanne netinam. Prasne etaninma iwara wenawa. Then No one will contact no one. Moda Police.......

    Prof Hemantha Wickra Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:29 AM

    Once in UK, the Chief Justice returning from Bristol was fined for over speeding and paid the fine. No one influnced to NOT punish her

    nalaka Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:29 AM

    should have done the same that was given to former actor Nihal Silva

    thushara Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:29 AM

    There is no any vi9lation here. This is the agreed upon rule of the country as of now.

    sach Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:41 AM

    what are u smokin?

    sach Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:44 AM

    name of the minister?

    nillu Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:50 AM

    OK this is the equity of the law that the governemnt is boasting right, where are these big heads come and explain how he was relased which Bastard ordered to release him. where is the freedom for police to enforece the law we need to know this as ordinary citizens

    Rate Rala Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:52 AM

    This is nothing when compares to murderers and rapists are being not charged, released.

    sltk2004 Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:55 AM

    May be this is a conspiracy by the western forces and the diaspora ?

    wijebahu Tuesday, 09 July 2013 03:54 AM

    These ministers are part of our Excellency's war wining team, so they should be above the law, what's the fuss?

    kudda Tuesday, 09 July 2013 04:00 AM

    hm... Ara underworld ayata karanawa wage.

    Prasanna Tuesday, 09 July 2013 04:10 AM

    There is no different between what has done by the Police and the media. Police has released him because he is a brother of a minister and media refrain from mentioning the name of that person or the official who intervened.

    Prasanna Tuesday, 09 July 2013 04:12 AM

    When it comes to breaking the law and using political power to get away, all of them are the same.

    Siri Tuesday, 09 July 2013 11:53 AM

    Nodrog,
    Agreed. We are already there. Consider the case of the tourist murdered in Tangalle. Murderer will go free due to political influence. Also Dumindu; He will go free due to influence from the higher in the land.
    When Judges and high police officers commit crimes anarchy has set in,right now. Get out if you can and say good bye to SL.

    Nodrog Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:38 AM

    This is a good example to anyone with even the slightest connection to any VIP to use that influence to get away from the law. Soon no one will have any respect for the law and the end result is anarchy!!

    kondebendapucheena Tuesday, 09 July 2013 05:10 AM

    This is tip of Ice burg,Law become a joke in this country

    Premalal Tuesday, 09 July 2013 01:17 AM

    All are equal in law but some are more equal than the rest. This is Sri-Lanka Land like no Other. We should protect it for those who are more equal.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Tuesday, 09 July 2013 01:19 AM

    This is Sri lanka. This is the law of the country and the five star democracy we have.

    Kimbula Tuesday, 09 July 2013 01:27 AM

    aparade salli. he he.

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 09 July 2013 05:13 AM

    what a police, what a politician, what a country. what is the future of my kids ? wow..........

    ANTON Tuesday, 09 July 2013 01:48 AM

    NOT ONLY MINISTERS SONS, THEIR BROTHERS ALSO HAVE TAKEN LAW INTO THEIR HANDS, SOON THEIR BROTHER IN LAWS ALSO WILL DO THE SAME THING.

    Thomas Tuesday, 09 July 2013 01:51 AM

    He had the right contact

    Mm Tuesday, 09 July 2013 01:52 AM

    The president should have a work shop for his ministers, his family members, security personnel and the drivers how to abide the law and behave in public.

    Lanka Shantha Tuesday, 09 July 2013 01:56 AM

    As was told we are becoming Asia's Miracle. Jayawewa.

    Perumal Tuesday, 09 July 2013 01:58 AM

    The rule of law (Wonder of Asia style).

    sahar Tuesday, 09 July 2013 02:01 AM

    Mr. President, It is now your turn to step in and stop it, Will you or can you?

    Porky Pig Tuesday, 09 July 2013 02:01 AM

    The Banana Republic in the making. Almost there. Cheers.


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