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The Moragalla tourist police OIC who had been remanded for the alleged rape of a woman, was released on bail by the Kalutara Chief Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne. 

The suspect was arrested by the Aluthgama police on December 22 and remanded following a complaint by a 28 year old mother of two that she was raped by him in a bedroom of the police station.

The suspect was produced before the Magistrate the following day by Prison Officers to consider his bail application. The Magistrate released the suspect on bail on the condition that he would be re-remanded if he interfered with the evidence.

Attorneys Bandula Weerasinghe and Siri Perera appeared for the suspect. (Sunil Thanthriarachchi)

  Comments - 19

  • ADAHAN Monday, 26 December 2011 08:19 AM

    The increase in the rape cases suggests,unless deterrent punishment is determined, there will be severe threat to the unaccompanied school girls.

    lk Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:48 PM

    amazing! only in sl?

    Kangarro Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:32 AM

    There is No LAW in this country (A PARADISE OF CRIMINALS)

    willows Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:09 AM

    what a wonderful country we live in???? all the criminals go free???

    Lal.Fernando Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:54 AM

    A person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.If this police officer is proven guilty in a court of law, he shoud be given the most serious punishment a court could dish out.

    roshan Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:45 AM

    he got the woman free plus free room , protected room, free water etc, enjoy life under mahintha chinthanya from MR to Mervin, duminda .....

    patriot Monday, 26 December 2011 07:39 PM

    A rapist who is capable of using his position to intimade and tamper evidence is on bail but a 60 year old madam Jeena who ran a brothel den cannot be released.?

    Bhumi Putra Monday, 26 December 2011 04:26 PM

    This will be the destiny of any rapist or murderer or thief in this country. Accused, remanded, released on bail, court case goes for few years unit nobody remember anything and eventually case will be won by the suspect. Or wonderful country. Then who is afraid to steel, rape and kill?

    Wiki Monday, 26 December 2011 01:31 PM

    Punishments mean nothing with this kind of criminals. They know they have a way of getting away.

    balu Monday, 26 December 2011 08:40 AM

    Correct! Where is da law in this country? Is the president sleeping? For SF justice was swift but isn’t this a worst crime & that too inside a police station? Pathetic!

    Rahmathullah Monday, 26 December 2011 05:22 AM

    This is a crime of serious nature. The learned judge should not have released him on bail as the victim will likely be intimidated by him or by his colleagues.

    Dalu Banda Monday, 26 December 2011 07:50 AM

    SB was somewhat right. Dogs' law.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 26 December 2011 07:12 AM

    Shows again, that the Law is an ass in this country now. Anyone with some influence can go scot free after having committed any crime.

    Sumathipala Monday, 26 December 2011 06:59 AM

    Most of them sitting in parliament

    jack Monday, 26 December 2011 06:45 AM

    what the judge will do if he is a normal citizen

    Fayad Monday, 26 December 2011 06:30 AM

    Will he get a promotion ??? Banana Republic style

    bash Monday, 26 December 2011 06:27 AM

    Looks like the Hon Learned Judge does not take a crime like rape seriously... further it is alleged that this crime was committed in the workplace, built and run on tax payers money... this will prove to his colleagues that this OIC is well connected which will result in possible intimidation and evidence tampering....

    DHA Monday, 26 December 2011 06:05 AM

    Donkey's law.....

    citizen1 Monday, 26 December 2011 05:34 AM

    all the criminals are out..

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