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The Peliyagoda Deputy Mayor and six others who were accused of extorting money from fish vendors at the newly built Peliyagoda fisheries complex were released on bail by the Colombo Acting Magistrate today.

Those released were Deputy Mayor Amila Nishantha Kumarasinghe; K.D. Roshan Dulip Jayaratna, B.D. Gayan Priyankra; Priyankara Rupasinghe; L.A. Sarath Nandasiri; W.G.M. Anil De Silva, and Roshan Tushitha Samarawickrama.

The defence counsel told court that the suspects were in remand for a considerable period of time and had not been identified by the victims at the identification parade and as such pleaded that they be released on bail.

The Magistrate observed that when there was ample evidence against the accused there was no need to produce them for an identification parade and in such circumstances not indicting them was improper. The next hearing was fixed for May 27.  

The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) producing the suspects before Colombo Magistrate Prasanna de Alwis, alleged that the suspects had being members of an unlawful assembly and had extorted ransom from fish vendors at the Peliyagoda fisheries complex. The CCD said those who refused to pay cash were seriously injured when they were assaulted by thugs.  (T. Farook Thajudeen)

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  • palithaeka Friday, 29 April 2011 12:43 PM

    Politicians and thugs demanding money from vendors now become a practice. But all of us pay the cost. God bless the Defense Secretary for stopping such activities.

    Mamba Friday, 29 April 2011 01:12 PM

    It is matter of time till they are discharged altogether. After all aren't they royal family?

    small fish Friday, 29 April 2011 01:22 PM

    Yes mamba you are right...its a possibilty that plaintif become accuse.

    Above the Crowd Friday, 29 April 2011 01:32 PM

    This is just the tip of the ice burg.

    ampare son Friday, 29 April 2011 01:58 PM

    I agree with you.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 29 April 2011 02:17 PM

    Hope the AG will not recall the file.

    jayasiri Friday, 29 April 2011 03:37 PM

    This is why we say human rights are protected in sri Lanka?

    prkiruba Friday, 29 April 2011 05:25 PM

    Yea ! King Duttugemunu family

    Steve Fenando Saturday, 30 April 2011 12:51 AM

    Hope the Fish vendors would not say that they voluntarily paid the money.

    Bertie Silva Saturday, 30 April 2011 01:40 AM

    Why have they been released when the Defense Secretary is away? Is it not an eyewash?

    Above the Crowd Friday, 29 April 2011 12:01 PM

    Send them to Libya to fight on Kadaffy's side.

    kenny_fdo Friday, 29 April 2011 12:25 PM

    Finally!!!, i was just wondering what was the delay.


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