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The 14 suspects arrested over the recent attack on the MTV/MBC media office in Colombo were released on bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate today. The suspects were earlier released on police bail but the Magistrate had reprimanded the police for doing so saying they should be presented in Court.

The suspects were among 16 people arrested after a mob began pelting stones towards the MTV/MBC media office in Colombo in March this year. Two suspects did not appear in Court today. (LS)

  Comments - 26

  • Monday, 10 May 2010 08:03 AM

    Are you surprised? Akon has the last laugh!

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 04:27 AM

    That is why the UN do not have the confidence on the panel made by our President to investigate the war crime.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:07 AM

    The Attorney General is employed by the SLFP?

    Monday, 10 May 2010 11:56 PM

    They should have been in the jail but what a shame

    Monday, 10 May 2010 03:19 PM

    They have been released on BAIL...They haven't been found innocent by anyone or the magistrate as yet.The case is still on going..The magistrate has granted the suspects Bail only..They can still be found guilty based on the hearing that will continue ..This is not a verdict....

    Monday, 10 May 2010 12:40 PM


    Monday, 10 May 2010 11:28 AM

    Thomas: What suspects only? They have been photographed and identities established as well and who's who is well known. Support your chosen leaders but for God's sake dont support blindly.

    Monday, 10 May 2010 10:52 AM

    Thomas has any one of the so called suspects who attacked the media been prosecuted

    Monday, 10 May 2010 10:43 AM

    What do you mean suspects, there is ample evidence to prove it.

    Monday, 10 May 2010 09:53 AM

    They were only " SUSPECTS "
    Tissa was released, so the others also released.

    Monday, 10 May 2010 09:02 AM

    Nothing is going right in this country. it is because of political influences. you name anything everywhere political involvements, all because of some stupid Sri Lanken who realy dont know whom to select to represent them in the parliment

    Monday, 10 May 2010 08:33 AM

    Every time there is a malpractice or violence or disturbance we eagerly wait for the law to act and punish the culprits. Sadly we expect too much.

    Monday, 10 May 2010 08:21 AM

    This is before the constitutional changes in two months - wait for the fun to begin after that !!! Good luck Sri Lanka.

    Monday, 10 May 2010 05:33 AM

    Obviously, the Magistrate too had to follow orders. These men were instigated and ordered to carry out the attack.

    Monday, 10 May 2010 07:43 AM


    Monday, 10 May 2010 07:39 AM

    Yes i Agree with Citizen 1 's comment the Law of the country is rubbish it's been 6 months since i left Sri Lanka but nothing has changed much i'm in Australia now and really happy to be here. my personal opinion is there should be some political back up behind the release of the MTV attack suspects.

    Monday, 10 May 2010 07:24 AM

    Were they released without any punishment even. We saw on TV who the culprits were - let the people decide. The politicians dont have any sense.

    Monday, 10 May 2010 06:47 AM

    It signals the loss of the last hope we thought of in existence.

    Monday, 10 May 2010 06:28 AM

    GOSL obviously! No case at all!

    Monday, 10 May 2010 06:20 AM


    Monday, 10 May 2010 06:10 AM

    Yes Citizen1, SriLanka has RUBBISH JUSTICE.

    Monday, 10 May 2010 05:54 AM

    Now who is going to reprimand the Magistrate? The Almighty God is patiently watching what the next move is going to be!

    Monday, 10 May 2010 05:45 AM

    Who will win this?

    Monday, 10 May 2010 05:41 AM

    Now the suspects will tell the cops how to handle the case.

    Monday, 10 May 2010 05:38 AM

    This is MTV/MBC Vs GOSL. Useless, waste of time, just continue your work!

    Monday, 10 May 2010 05:36 AM

    The law of the country is RUBBISH!

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