Appeal Court today ordered Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to personally appear in courts on September 5 to show cause as to why he should not be punished for contempt for intimidating the Mannar Magistrate.
Court warned that the Minister will be remanded if he tries to intimidate the petitioners, witnesses and relations.
Sad....No one talks about injustice done to Mannar Muslims. We should not fall into the trap of Pro LTTE activist just for the sake of criticizing government.
Innocent Civilian Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:04 AM
The magistrate was very biased and gave the wrong verdict, so the general public reacted and damaged the court premises which is truly wrong in a civilized world i mean the both sides, the Hon Minister of course has to safe guard his electorate supporters, what is wrong with this?
Kabral Thursday, 26 July 2012 08:52 AM
So, What Justice going to do for the Mannar magistrate who give shooting order to Police against the protesters? Is there any exceptions for Magistrates / for Justice / Lawyers to manipulate the Rule!!!!
Mikee Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:22 AM
Injustice in the name of justice. If it was someone not with government the story would have been different.
dalu Banda Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:30 AM
It appears that the legislators have fully failed in the banana republic ( see today morning cartoon), it is the judiciary should fill the vacuum.
Thomas Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:36 AM
WHY WAIT TILL 5th SEPTEMBER. Produce him immediately in courts and sentence him forthwith. If it was a ordinary citizen by this time he would not be living to see tomorrow.
shane Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:27 AM
if it is for a normal citizen, it would have been 5th of August.But for previlaged people ?????????????
neinagesuduwa Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:31 AM
Eventually the Mannar Megistrate would be the Culprit for giving shooting order against unarmed protesters.
jasy Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:39 AM
WHy Sep 05 Why sooooooooooo late. Try on early date. Justice delayed justice denied
Sylvia de Silva Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:09 AM
It’s the job of the prosecution to prove his guilt and, not the job of the accused to show his innocence!
Oh what a dilemma!
Silva de Mervin Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:05 AM
SB Disanayaka had spent nearly 2 years in His Excellency's pleasure for messing with judiciary.
What ever funny things he does, the Kelaniya Doctor is clever enough not to mess up with judiciary.
Lets see how this is going to turn out!.
myfa Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:32 AM
why too long time ??????????????????. this guy may try to buy everyone which he used to.........pl be ware.......................?
Ajith Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:36 AM
If the Minister is remanded the sun will sure to rise from West. We will see how powerful the legal system in Srilanka to poor and affluent.....
senavi Thursday, 26 July 2012 12:33 PM
September 5 - very prompt. I hope it is this year
saman Thursday, 26 July 2012 12:32 PM
what action taken against magistrate if he ordered shooting against protesters,
Hakeem - Dubai Thursday, 26 July 2012 12:45 PM
1. He will say, 'Cannot remember" 2. Magistrate maybe given an option of either to withdraw he case or terminated.
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Sl citizen Thursday, 26 July 2012 01:11 PM
why do any body need to take action against him. he gave shooting order after protesters turns violent.. its fair enough.
jaki Friday, 27 July 2012 01:10 PM
Free this Gentleman. he must have forgotten there is a court. IHe might have thought there was a brothel. That's why he ask his men to stone the place.
Achala Friday, 27 July 2012 01:37 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if the bugger says, some one else has impersonated him through telephone......
Vernon Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:32 AM
Kotala Kotala, Kottoruwa kesel gahata kotala hota petalila. Don't worry, the top will help you as a minister, just as they have done even for MPs who have done bigger crimes and still remain free.
Chand Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:19 AM
Throw the LAW book HARD against the culprit!
Dadoriya Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:15 AM
Well done and let justice prevail even at this juncture.
CITIZEN Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:15 AM
steady and firm decision..............expecting Miracle of Asia sooooon
Prasannajit Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:16 AM
Well done. Will see what happens by 05th September. More than one month.
Disgusted Citizen Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:30 AM
Would anything come of it? Another case like tying the Samurdhi official to a tree. He will be found NOT GUILTY
Kautilya Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:15 AM
More than one month to 5th September. Enough time to show miracles.Probably the miracle of the world.
Silva Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:30 AM
The whole country is watching . Law and order or law of the jungle ?
wedige Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:19 AM
Why till 5th Sept. ?/Why not now.
Jehan Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:28 AM
Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will say he can remember court complex, judge but he cant remember what he talked or how he acted and he is having a loss of memory so he will be free ....
ramkuumar Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:17 AM
Good move, Which september 5th, 2072 or 2172?.
shantha madawelass Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:25 AM
don't no he also will say he cant remember like duminda silva.....
Nari Sabry Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:40 AM
Big eyewash. This man will finally go free.Wait and see.
Manik Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:40 AM
Will this also tell that he cannot remember?
R.Dias Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:42 AM
Cool down the heated up legal apparatus ...?
buffaloa citizen Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:44 AM
He will be sentenced by court. Our almighty MR will pardon him the within a few days, weeks or months (when the public outcry dies down)...watch and see. These are all the laundry men of the almighty.
Aney Machang Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:39 AM
If Mervyn is free after all, then why not Rishard just for this maiden incident. Considering this he will find his way out!
Manel Fonseka Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:52 AM
Any parliamentarian who says "I can't remember' with respect to a recent important incident (like intimidation, manslaughter or murder) should vacate his seat immediately so that someone more "responsible" can represent the demos/people in his/her place. And is it permissible for an MP to continue to retain his seat after over 3 months' absence from parliament?
junior citizen Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:46 AM
Nari Sabry's statement amounts to contempt of court
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