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A man who was produced in court on charges of having urinated in public was today fined Rs.50 after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

The police arrested P. Wickramasinghe when he was found urinating near a restaurant located at the Old Dutch Hospital complex in Fort.

The police told Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne that by urinating in public the man had become a nuisance and a cause of displeasure to the people who were visiting the building complex.

They said the man who was also under the influence of liquor at the time of his arrest had committed an offence under section 62 (J-1) of the Police Ordinance. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • Rohan Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:05 AM

    This is not an offense in India. I have seen even women sitting down by the side of the road and urinating in Dhelli.

    malayaka Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:54 AM

    it is good police use available laws to make society disciplined but please do it on every available opportunity. garbage disposal is also big nuisance. also citizens must have suitable environment so laws can be followed.

    Sabreen Saturday, 28 April 2012 03:42 AM

    Miracle of Asia

    shantha madawela Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:07 AM

    fined is cheaper that using a public lavatory.....

    krishan Saturday, 28 April 2012 04:26 AM

    eventhough it is build it should be clean.

    shanthapriya J Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:12 AM

    ONE DAY A PUBLIC TOILET CHARGED ME RS 10/= FOR THE SAME JOB. FINE IMPOSED BY THE COURT IS VERY MUCH CHEAPER

    Christopher Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:30 AM

    In other countries public toilets are plenty and clean. In SL only assistance is the LAMP POST. Can some one tell me the location of public toilets in Colombo 3

    freehit Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:36 AM

    What's the use, Channa.Caretakers of public toilets charge 10 bucks a piss !

    Leo Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:40 AM

    Mate, there are toilets which have been provided at the Dutch hospital, its actually a very chic upmarket place which is well maintained and all comforts are provided adequately.

    Bandara Samarakoon Saturday, 28 April 2012 05:26 PM

    Another one among TATA, BAJAJ, MARUTI, MAHINDRA and so on that is all around us!

    citizen1 Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:04 AM

    Let's make a little list of police duties these days:

    Stand by while crime is being comitted
    Get drunk
    Arrest chinese women and charge them 10 bucks
    Arrest couples who hold hands
    Suck up to VIP s
    Arrest grandmothers
    Many people commit suicide on their watch
    Release the dreaded white van characters
    Arrest those who pee on the street
    Raid beauty salons

    Amazing!

    RajasH Friday, 27 April 2012 05:22 PM

    He could have argued the restaurant is an unauthorized structure and it used to be a public toilet and the public toilet should be rebuilt!

    lal Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:47 AM

    All of Delhi and all of Tamil Nadu are stinking big public toilets. We Sri Lankans are more progressive, so build more toiletsand maintain in good order. Idiots who have a free piss in public be fined Rs 500 plus court costs.

    SAM Friday, 27 April 2012 06:27 PM

    this man should have been charged for misbehaving under influence of liquor as the fine was more than 2000 rupees. the police must not use old police ordinance.

    IGP this is over to you!

    Tuan Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:16 AM

    Cleanliness is important,when people urinate on public roads give an awful smell for the passers-by,also steps to be taken to provide adequate toilet facilities.

    Mushtaq Friday, 27 April 2012 06:22 PM

    hahahah what a joke ))) now cops have nothing better to do than catching people urinating on the side of the road !!
    next will be spitting on the road !!
    cops should catch the real crooks , for that they need guts ! but to see they don't have that.

    gajaman nona Friday, 27 April 2012 06:19 PM

    Good. Not only in Colombo Fort, this should be practiced in other areas too. Recently I visited N' Eliya with my family where we witnessed a similar situation. Unfortunately we couldn't find a COP at that time.

    Gamini Udagepola Friday, 27 April 2012 06:43 PM

    First, the government must provide toilet facilities in public places. Not sure if this man was ignoring that facility, looks a habitual one here as he was drunk.

    Channa Friday, 27 April 2012 06:49 PM

    Must build more public toilets.

    fusion Friday, 27 April 2012 07:23 PM

    I don't mind urinating on a VIP's vehicle.

    the ultimate Sunday, 29 April 2012 03:08 AM

    Couples holding hands?what's so offensive in that?

    who the hell knows Sunday, 29 April 2012 05:37 AM

    Have to ask lawmakers that.

    Vernon Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:32 AM

    Sure. I am prepared to pay double that amount for the pleasure

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 28 April 2012 09:00 AM

    Did not our famous Doctor know this? He would have had a very practical remedy!

    Gorakaya Saturday, 28 April 2012 09:11 AM

    It is not funny. There should be more public toilets. One cannot control when nature calls.

    kiribath Saturday, 28 April 2012 01:41 AM

    you break the law, if you put you thing out when urinating in public, so we have to find a way , without putting it out to do the job. Remember when nature calls , it can not be stop

    xlntgson Saturday, 28 April 2012 01:50 AM

    # Channa, What is the logic of charging in public toilets? How it is separately taxed when every one pays taxes directly or indirectly? Does the govt. encourage local councils lease these public conveniences for money making at the risk of infections? If they charge here what the health dept. does to evaluate the cost of medication for cholera, dysentery etc. etc? They charge not for washing rooms but for urinals without water, to piss standing!

    Mo Saturday, 28 April 2012 02:02 AM

    This should be practice after construct adquate public toilet. Policy should catch drunkan men who disturbing to general public. We thanks for Gota's good works.


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