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2 August 2010 08:26 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Lakmal Suriyagoda

The Colombo Fort Magistrate today ordered the police to arrest the suspects involved in the attack on the Siyatha media network last week and also produce a report to Court on the investigations on 23rd August.

A masked armed gang had attacked the Siyatha station operated by the Voice of Asia network last week causing extensive damages to the equipment and injuring two employees.

The police told court today that they have not yet identified the attackers as their faces were closed and have also not made any arrests.

  Comments - 15

  • bugger Monday, 02 August 2010 08:50 AM

    Even if the attackers were not disguised the police will not arrest them. Example the sirasa incident.

    Deepal Monday, 02 August 2010 09:01 AM

    Even if the Police can, they will not arrest the culprits. There is no media freedom in Sri Lanka.
    Back the Govt or close down.

    suwimal Monday, 02 August 2010 09:28 AM

    I endorse the comments made by D and b. Police in sri lanka has become an instrument of repression.

    LouVi Monday, 02 August 2010 09:43 AM

    Wait and see, the IGP will say it is the work of "Bassa"

    malkanthi Monday, 02 August 2010 09:53 AM

    No need to go that far, check the owner's name and the link, you will know the culprit!!

    bash Monday, 02 August 2010 10:07 AM

    the police still could not arrest the sirasa attackers who were on video, this is just a procedure order by the Judge which will be ignored by the police as usual

    Concerned Monday, 02 August 2010 10:10 AM

    They say and we listen. Who else is there to listen if we don't This will go on and on and on....

    Holman Monday, 02 August 2010 10:28 AM

    Police is sleeping .... Wake up ! wake up ! IGP and the clan.

    Bakamoona Monday, 02 August 2010 10:29 AM

    Why should Police wait until the Courts tell them what to do.

    Bassa Monday, 02 August 2010 11:21 AM

    Catch me if you can....ha ha

    spark Monday, 02 August 2010 11:49 AM

    It is not the police, it is the state that has become an instrument of terror and repression.

    spark Monday, 02 August 2010 11:51 AM

    You are joking...they are not asleep but just looking the otherside. The reason is that we voters are the jokers who have created this mess.

    Heaman Fernando Monday, 02 August 2010 01:06 PM

    Megestrate become a fool in sri lanka. Army or Police not listen to the magestrate

    Amarais Tuesday, 03 August 2010 04:05 AM

    Producing a report is a very basic requirement. Does the court have to order this from the police? We all know that when we went to school we got a report at the end of the school term.

    ravi Tuesday, 03 August 2010 04:47 AM

    Sri Lanka doesn’t have a law

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