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The man who was arrested on charges of having harassed the Sri Lankan pop, R&B and Jazz singer Umaria Sinhawansa at the World Trade Centre car park was yesterday released on bail by a Colombo Court.

The suspect Ramsey Jaynoor is an employee of a private radio station.

The defence counsel denied the allegations which had been levelled against Mr. Jaynoor and maintained that the complainant was his client’s girlfriend.

“The complainant is my client’s girlfriend. They have been having an affair for about one year. The girl’s parents are opposed to the love affair. That is why she has been compelled to lodge a complaint. There is no dispute between them,” the defence counsel said.

But the police denied there had been a love affair between them.

Fort police Inspector Priyanka said according to a statement given by the complainant they were just friends.

Having considered the submissions, Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne ordered that Mr. Jaynoor be released on bail and directed Ms. Sinhawansa to appear in Court on March 15 next year.  

In a complaint made to the Fort Police Women and Children’s Bureau, Ms. Sinhawansa said she and vocalist Bhathiya Jayakody had participated in a television programme at a private television station. She said when they were coming back to the car park around 11.00 p.m. on November 2 Mr. Jaynoor had allegedly harassed her by obstructing the way and pulling her by the hand.  She said he had even prevented her from moving the vehicle.

Ms. Sinhawansa told police that she had known Mr. Jaynoor for about two months. She said sequent to another complaint by her, the Thalangama police had filed a case against him alleging assault.

Meanwhile, the Fort Police Women and Children’s Bureau said the suspect had committed a punishable offence under Section 345 of the Penal Code. Mr. Bhathiya Jayakody and several WTC security officers had been named as witnesses by police. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)


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  • ANTON Saturday, 15 December 2012 03:11 AM

    Skill full way to get the popularity...... HATAHATHAREN EKAAAAY

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 15 December 2012 03:54 AM

    Confusing story, similar to COBRA girl.

    Yuri Saturday, 15 December 2012 04:08 AM

    There is a good chance they get married, if they meet offten in Court

    galapitamada Sunday, 16 December 2012 07:08 AM

    I think if she is really interested in harassment like this nature she should give up popularity biz enjoiyng it or get out of it . This is what malays say

    idroos2002 Sunday, 16 December 2012 07:17 AM

    Dear daughter and for all girls and boys concerned follow islam fully & strictly thats the best for u and everybody at the end of the day or life or a chain

    Dunya Saturday, 15 December 2012 06:11 AM

    This is a drama staged to get some popularity for their newest " ALBUM" in hollywood style

    jude Saturday, 15 December 2012 06:30 AM

    I guess Umaria got favours from radio DJ by playing her music??. Now Jaynoor wants her to return the favour(may be sexual kind??!!) and Umaria backing-off now that she's more famous with this escapade!!!!??

    Guru Saturday, 15 December 2012 03:18 PM

    So grose the way you think. Hope this is the way you'll react if this happens to your mom, sister or wife too.

    Ann Saturday, 22 December 2012 10:14 AM

    If this guy truly did harrass Umaria, I say good on her for bringing to justice. We're not just objects to be leered at, We're not just bodies to be used and abused. BTW, before telling a woman what to wear or how she should act, tell the men you know to treat women and girls with respect.

    Spirit of LK Saturday, 15 December 2012 04:58 PM

    Next MP....

    jude Saturday, 15 December 2012 08:11 PM

    Guru, get real, this is the way show biz work

    conty Saturday, 15 December 2012 02:36 AM

    Aney kella, no harm done no. Just let it go and tell him you are not interested end of story!!!!!


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