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The secretary of the Judicial Services Commission Manjula Thilakarathne has been assaulted by a group of four unidentified men in Mount Lavinia this morning, the Police said.
Mr. Tilakeratne was assaulted near S. Thomas’ College in Mount Lavinia while he was inside his car which was parked on Hotel Road.

Police Headquarters said an unidentified person had got down from a car they came and assaulted Tilakeratne with a pistol while he was reading a newspaper in his car between 8.30 am-9.00 am today.

In his statement to the Mount Lavinia police, the secretary had charged that the suspect had assaulted him with a pistol saying ‘So you’re the one’.
The suspect had then got into the car by taking Tillerkaratne’s mobile phone and fled the scene. He immediately informed the police emergency unit and the policemen took him to the Colombo National Hospital in his car.

He sustained injuries to his face and right hand. According to hospital authorities Mr. Tilakeratne is in a stable condition.

Police noted that the victim had come to drop his son and wife at S. Thomas’ College as his son was participating in a table tennis tournament. (Supun Dias)

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  • A Guna Sunday, 07 October 2012 10:26 AM

    GMOA: what have they done for the public other than safeguarding their memberships' business?

    CommonMan Sunday, 07 October 2012 11:07 AM

    i won't wake up until they come to me and my family. bit then it will be too late

    Kautilya Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:12 PM

    Same people who masterminded the killing of Lasanatha Wickramatunga are responsible.Modus Operendi Is theirs.

    raviraj Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:31 PM

    why blame the opposition for something they had no hand in, while you "Patriots" keep voting this govt. back in to office at every election

    4th opinion Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:33 PM

    2nd opinion has Hallucination...!

    dayan Monday, 08 October 2012 05:32 AM

    What are these Trade Unionists doing? G.M.O.A protesting against salary increases of University Dons. Big people in S.L.A.S carrying out illegal orders of petty politicians like humble servants.Judicial Officers boycotting duties only when they are assaulted. But no one protesting against unqualified intruders who are responsible for all these Jugglary AT STATE EXPENSES

    Sanjaya Tennakoon Monday, 08 October 2012 05:46 AM

    "Wonder of Asia"

    Dr. Wicks Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:33 AM

    He is the prime target right now.

    Francis Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:29 AM

    Not surprised, expected

    Thushara Sunday, 07 October 2012 12:00 AM

    There should be a politician behind this. Find him and bring the justice. via DM Android App

    kiri berty Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:41 AM

    Rajapaksa & Company bringing the Judiciary under its JACKBOOT !!! On our way to Tyranny !!!

    dev Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:36 AM

    If u still wait silence, we gonna loose justice and sri lanka... wake up people

    Minister Monday, 08 October 2012 05:58 AM

    Where can we go to for redress? Whom we can look up to for solutions? Whom cam we depend upon for justice and fair play? What is happening to our country? Who can answer?

    Ken Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:53 AM

    One of the slogans of MR campaign was that of throwing stones at a High court judge's residence during JR era......... highlight only most recnet incidents,
    Rishard Badudeen threatened a Judge
    Kudu Mervyn's son proved it powerless
    Now they attack the Judiciary....

    2nd opinion Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:54 AM

    This is a part of the western forces and diaspora to discredit the GOSL and also to sabotage the tonights WC T20 final.

    folks, do not believe these dramas from people with vested interests and agendas.

    Jaydon Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:02 AM

    Dear Sri Lankans, first they attacked the General who won the war for us, then they dismanteled our free education, now they have attacked our Judiciary, when are we going to wake up!!! Tomorrow they might come at us, then we might be too late!!!!

    Gadzooks Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:18 AM

    What a shame! In a country where 70% of the population espouses a faith based on peacefulness, tolerance, non-violence, which is not to say the other faiths do not subscribe to the same concepts.

    KIT Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:23 AM

    Already in tyranny!!!
    Sri Lankans should wake up before its far too late.....its already late.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:38 AM

    This is just the beginning of a grand plan to impose tyranny and dictatorship as the powers that be have started to resent the independent judicial system which is still alive in this country. From the statements and remarks made in the recent past by the very top of the government making false charges against the JSC Secretary and trying to intimidate him, the pattern is very clear.

    GreaseYaka Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:40 AM

    And There will be an investigation done by the very efficient Police or CID. and the verdict is "The Secretary got assulted by himself"

    Prabath Sunday, 07 October 2012 03:45 PM

    GMOA has become part of the government because of it's present president and going aganist it's present members.

    patr Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:43 AM

    I think he must have assaulted himself, because we are a 5 star democracy!

    dasdas Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:50 AM

    people should protest once for last !

    sand Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:52 AM

    They have selected the right date for the attack.

    ashiq Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:57 AM

    Now forget about this and let's concentrate on the T20 finals. Hahahahah don't you love Sri Lanka?!!

    Shamali Sunday, 07 October 2012 04:20 PM

    NO...people won't forget this incident, because we are going to be in a far worse situation as we are going to lose T20. MR is present and he is bringing bad luck to the SL Team!

    Citizen Perera Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:57 AM

    This criminal act is a clear indication of aiming for a dictatorship rule.Judiciary is the only independent authority to safeguard the lives of citizens of this country.

    aiyo sri lanka Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:58 AM

    Similar pattern to the Medical council Registrar, he was assaulted , and subsequently the whole SLMC, GMOA gave in to politicians and Bro's company .
    They don't make a 'meek' sound now....pathetic.

    Rambukkana Kehelwall Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:58 AM

    this may be the work of drug addicts and why on earth put into the govt account without any concrete proof.

    John ayya Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:08 AM

    Now they will say that "someone has done this to tarnish good image of this govt"

    Cleo Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:09 AM

    No but the "patriots" will call the opposition "jokers", end of the day no body will stand up, until the "patriots" become the victim..

    Jeeves Sunday, 07 October 2012 04:46 PM

    I am waiting for him to change his story and say he assulted himself !

    Jeeves Sunday, 07 October 2012 04:48 PM

    Wake up to what is going on around you Mr Kehel-wally

    nation watch Monday, 08 October 2012 01:53 AM

    What is the response from the bar association?

    Muser Sunday, 07 October 2012 04:56 PM

    No they wont, opposition in SL is to oppose and work against the people and not the government. Lets all pray that RW should go to the next world soon for the sake of this country. Only death can remove the chap from that post.

    Wasana Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:30 AM

    Whole country knows who did this, Only police and other investigating teams do not know. This is really a sad situation should be taken seriously. Now everything has gone to dogs. Bankimoon should inquire not only the war time incidents, this is the crucial time to rescue citizens from executive. Our people what can we do...

    Kautilya Sunday, 07 October 2012 07:33 AM

    JSC secretary have to say "I hit Myself "

    MARA Regime Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:48 PM

    Damn Shame, we lost T20! my countrymen will divert their attention to all my doings against these JSC fellows!

    MARA Regime Sunday, 07 October 2012 05:50 PM

    Wade waraduna Shiranige husbandta karadara karala....

    Good Citizen Sunday, 07 October 2012 08:14 AM

    It is a pleasure to see that there are courageous law abiding people like you, Calistus and the rest who have made very valid comments about the sad situation of our motherland. Although we live in peaceful countries overseas we follow whats happening in SL and always think of you our sisters and brothers who are helpless in correcting the regime.

    mj Sunday, 07 October 2012 08:19 AM

    I'd like to get a 3rd Opinion - DUMB @SS!!!!

    Silva de Mervin Sunday, 07 October 2012 08:48 AM

    Did he not beat himself up?

    If not he will say 'he could not remember' what it happened!!!

    PFernando Sunday, 07 October 2012 08:57 AM

    Where is the opposition to do their job? By now opposition should take an action to demand the law & order in the country. Dirty politicians only stand for their personal benefits not for public needs. Sri Lanka has no future. Education is ruined and law & order is ruined, Sri Lanka is the country of goons…

    Somawansa Monday, 08 October 2012 03:47 AM

    Another paragraph for the Mahawansa's new chapter. After the Vidyaloka Vidyalaya historical event.

    Thoppigala Sunday, 07 October 2012 09:19 AM

    Welcome to Somalia.

    MCH Sunday, 07 October 2012 09:21 AM

    I guess this is a well planned activity, they've selected right day for the attack, assuming that Sri Lanka will win the T20 world cup & ppl will forget this incedent...!

    frank hilary Monday, 08 October 2012 04:02 AM

    Vasu blamed JSC sec. in his DM Hotseat interview. What has he got to say now ?

    Kashyapa Sunday, 07 October 2012 06:54 PM

    It's not only You, Manjula;
    It is our freedom, Right to live without fear, and our humane dignity that they've assaulted.
    Yet the People only see You and You alone shall suffer!
    Since the People wouldn't see the Forest due to Trees.
    So shall they pass, You being just one Tree;
    Is not what they want to see,
    So shall they pass and move forward;
    Looking for the Forest among the trees as You.
    They will see You; for the coming few days(maximum a week as it is well Known to be);
    And they shall forget even the sight of seeing You;
    Since they look for the Forest, among the Trees.
    This is the Tragic Reality
    of a;
    Democratic Socialist Republic and it's Great Historical People.

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