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Fined Rs. 10 for indecent exposure

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A man who pleaded guilty to exposing his person in an indecent manner to a group of people at a public place in Kollupitiya was today ordered to pay a fine of Rs.10 by a Colombo Court.

Filing a charge sheet against the accused in his forties, the Kollupitiya police alleged that the accused who stood on the pavement near the Kollupitiya junction had been exposing himself in public.

Police alleged that the accused had committed a punishable offence under section 4 of the Vagrants Ordinance. Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne imposed a fine of Rs.10 on the accused. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 39

  • Ratawesiya Friday, 14 December 2012 06:23 AM

    Yes, Should be rewarded by Rs. 10.

    Sonali De Silva Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:47 PM

    We should be in the Guinness book of records for the most hilarious country.

    Mahendra Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:40 PM

    This well could be the fine of the decade!!

    Paul Albert Thursday, 13 December 2012 07:21 PM

    It is not a fine , but an encouragement to the accused.

    Rufus Randeniya Thursday, 13 December 2012 10:27 PM

    Charged only Rs.10/= because it was a poor show.

    xlntgson Friday, 14 December 2012 12:44 AM

    Are you really an Abdul? Wearing the national costume is an honour, but raising up may not be!

    Muthu Friday, 14 December 2012 12:55 AM

    Exposing oneself is a psychiatric condition and this person should have been referred to a mental hospital for treatment.

    rahhum Friday, 14 December 2012 03:34 AM

    The police may have arrested either a beggar or a person who is mentally disorder.

    Roshan Friday, 14 December 2012 04:54 AM

    It is not the fine that matters, but the embarasement that he had undergone.

    Chamintha Friday, 14 December 2012 12:00 AM

    May be this is ....2012 Guinness world record.The lowest Fine in the World. via DM Android App

    Anu Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:42 PM

    If he charged Rs 10.00 each from onlookers could have easily made a reasonable profit after paying the fine!

    perumal Friday, 14 December 2012 07:47 AM

    Oh, yea, ten Rupees worth of exposure! May be he wanted more to expose more!!

    Abbath Friday, 14 December 2012 08:08 AM

    The real joke is the fine itself

    Lobo Friday, 14 December 2012 12:30 PM

    Especially if the flag is not on the flag pole.

    Raja Raju Friday, 14 December 2012 03:38 PM

    Guinness record look at this event.
    It is good for record.

    nonamepascal Friday, 14 December 2012 04:32 PM

    May the object exposed was worth just 10 buck!!

    Banana Republic Friday, 14 December 2012 06:26 PM

    I heard that he given 100/- to pay the 10/- fine and then he told the police to keep the change to buy tea o coffee...

    ANON669 Friday, 14 December 2012 07:23 PM

    Yep. In other words USD .0078.

    dass Saturday, 15 December 2012 01:58 AM

    rata ballata xxxx rupiyal dahayata

    conty Saturday, 15 December 2012 02:58 AM

    That's right, only due to fear of reprisals from the Chinese govt. Can't afford that.

    krishni Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:00 PM

    so guess we will see more perverts on the roads, coz the fine is just a lousy 10 bucks !!! KUDOS TO THE WONDERFUL SYSTEM OF THIS COUNTRY !!

    Prem Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:22 AM


    mamath Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:29 AM

    The printing cost of the receipt that will be given by the Registrar of courts when this person pays the fine may have exceeded the fine! I have heard that Chinese prostitutes are fined just Rs. 50!!

    neela Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:38 AM

    Police Labour time, Transportation of the culprit, Court Hearing, and other expenditures must be more than 100 times than the Fine Imposed. Waste.

    MTM Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:39 AM

    what?????? just 10 rupees!!!!!!! what a joke of the day

    PRASANNAJIT Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:38 AM

    Oh dear ....close to Temple trees.

    Lobo Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:48 AM

    The fine was in proportion to what was exposed.

    Nizam - Dubai Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:49 AM

    Wow only 10 bucks, its not worth a plain tea nowadays. Can we buy some seeni boola.

    roadrage Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:00 AM

    haha ! this should be on the joke page ! via DM Android App

    Srimal Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:50 AM

    Like this fine of Rs. 10. The lawyers charges should also be lower. What happen in Sri Lanka if a person whose in distress go to the court he/she has to sell their properties for the fees. Why should be spend like this for the benefit of lawyers? I'm sure for this single case even this poor person might have spent more than Rs. 10 000/=

    Junior Citizen Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:23 AM

    What a Fine ! Truly Miracle of Asia!

    Ajith Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:14 PM

    The fine of Rs:10/= is a slap on the face of SL POLICE.

    Pragmatic Porak Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:32 PM

    This is the Funniest comment I've ever read here!

    DAMIT Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:33 PM

    At least in courts TEN RUPEE has a value!

    Farzan Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:55 PM

    These fellows are doing funny things. Rs.10 that is just 0.075757575 USD.
    Really these people will make the Sri Lanka wonder of Asia. Its a waste of time to the court and the Police. Nothing else.

    Zameer Thursday, 13 December 2012 01:10 PM

    Lol..... thz must b 2dayz joke :D

    Zameer Thursday, 13 December 2012 01:14 PM

    Lol......this must be today's joke

    Abdul Thursday, 13 December 2012 01:51 PM

    when are we going to fine people walking with sarongs on the road. ? Colombo city is full of people walking with sarongs.

    S.Sriranjan Thursday, 13 December 2012 02:19 PM

    Even the Court Charges Cost more than the Fine Rs10.00???

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