A tense situation is reported from Thambuttegama as area residents staged a protest in front of the police station, against the release of a suspect driver who caused the death of a female pedestrian.
The residents had marched with the coffin of the victim towards the Police station and are reportedly pelting stones towards it.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror SP Ajith Rohana said that the police had fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
“The police had to use tear gas to disperse the protesters. The suspect driver who was involved in the fatal accident was produced before the magistrate and he was released on bail by the magistrate. The police opposed bail at the time when the suspect was produced. The situation in the area has now been brought under control” he said. (Daily Mirror Onine)(Pix by Athula Bandara)
We're glad that you did so. That way the countries literacy rate would increase!
Callistus Jayatilake Friday, 03 August 2012 08:58 AM
They are barking up the wrong tree. Go protest in front of the Magistrate!
Saman Rajapakshe Friday, 03 August 2012 04:09 AM
You cant trust Sri Lankan legal system.Including Police and Judicial.In Sri Lanka the easiest way to kill a person and escape is the road accidents.(Road kills)
Bandu Friday, 03 August 2012 01:31 AM
People can be emotional under these situations. But don't forget that there are errant drivers as well as careless pedestrians. I don't know what happened here but I have seen many people cross the roads without looking at both sides. we were taught during our schools days to look right, then left and again right before crossing. then not to cross if you feel the vehicle speed is high that you are unable to cross. DO WE FOLLOW THIS AS PEDESTRIANS. Law is equal to every one either big or small but who is right and who is wrong.
observer Friday, 03 August 2012 01:24 AM
The question is - was she crossing at a pedestrian crossing or just randomly on the road? If randomly then it's not the drivers fault. And this is a lesson that should be learnt!
Political Illiterate Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:59 PM
Life has no value.
AMT Thursday, 02 August 2012 07:14 PM
What a country to live? This is the reason for so many boats are going towards Australia
jay gunasekara Thursday, 02 August 2012 06:55 PM
The police for once did not subvert the system and the judge released the suspect on bail ,and it seems OK
Political Illiterate Thursday, 02 August 2012 06:42 AM
This time no pe;lting stones at courts but the police! Next time who will be at the recieving end? Your guess is good as mine. Whither Lanka?
Nazeem Thursday, 02 August 2012 02:44 PM
Himsa slowly overtaking ahimsa! Few more years on, law and order will die; The law abiding will get crushed!! Doomsday is nearing!!! Beware !!!!
perumal Thursday, 02 August 2012 02:07 PM
No one understands! Under the current system wrong doers and criminals are freed. Others must live under them or get imprisoned.
"Justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done" if not people will react the way they are reacting now. Time to nip it in the bud....or is it too late already?
Ramesh Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:38 AM
It is a clear indication of deterioration of the Law & order of the Country.
hard Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:15 AM
It is a matter of individualism and political ownership whether it is Mannar or Thambuttegama or else where there is no law and order. It is on the hands of politicians. So vote encourage more of this in future
Rakesh Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:49 AM
somewhat similar to the Mannar incident. But this time police will not arrest anyone who protest for an obvious reason.
CHANDRAPALA Thursday, 02 August 2012 06:51 AM
People will take law in to their hand when the justice is not meted out. No doubt, a politician may have involved in to the incident to get the suspect driver released. Since there is no Independent Police Commission or Independent Judicial Service Commission functioning in our country we could expect such an unlawful incident.
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