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A youth who is alleged to have obstructed the path of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa during her morning constitutional at Galle Face Green on Sunday was ordered to be remanded till August 3 by a Colombo Court yesterday.

The suspect Kasun Udara Sampath was arrested by the Fort police. They said the suspect, who had no documents to prove his identity was acting suspiciously and appeared to have been present at the spot with the intention of committing an offence.

Fort police informed court that when the First Lady was engaging in her customary constitutional at the Galle Face Green on Sunday the suspect had stood in front of her and refused to budge even after a PSD Inspector had asked him to move away.

The police told Colombo Fort Acting Magistrate Sampath Gamage that the suspect may have been suffering from a mental illness. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)
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  • Abbath Wednesday, 25 July 2012 06:53 AM

    She must remember that her husband is merely a servant of the people by whom he was elected. He was sworn in to serve the people!!!

    bonnie mallie Tuesday, 24 July 2012 12:01 PM

    Tell the powder baba lady to stay at home then

    Farzan - Kalutara Tuesday, 24 July 2012 12:10 PM

    In a lawless country like this, we can not expect human rights.

    Ding Dong Tuesday, 24 July 2012 07:59 AM

    If that person was standing there the First Lady could have taken a step to a side and walked past that person. Surly the GF walking path is not a narrow stretch of 3 feet wide. That man has a right to stand in that place and nobody got the right to tell him to move out. I beleive it is the First Lady who had obstructed that person who was probably engaging in his customary constitutional at the GF Green.

    YATI-BADA-GEMMBA Tuesday, 24 July 2012 08:34 AM

    LAWLESS SRI-LANKA..........!!!!!!!

    Chandra Vithanage Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:12 AM

    Are we supposed to run away when Rajapakshes are in the vicinity.

    Concerned citizen

    Mama Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:02 AM

    Why lawless? If he was an LTTE carder he would have exploded him self. The court made the right decision.

    wipula Tuesday, 24 July 2012 01:39 PM

    People should learn to respect respectable people. People should stop coming to Galle Face during VIP s using this area.They will be there only early morning.

    Mona Rata Tuesday, 24 July 2012 01:41 PM

    Mike,,in that case, who are the animals in the jungle,,Or more so, who is behaving like animals?

    kuma Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:43 AM

    we have to have a respect to each other and there is freedom to every body .as a first lady we has to respect .as known past people suiside infront of leaders so that reason security has a right to take quick dicision . but not like putting jalle the people or shooting to them.that not a right.i think as security protect the leaders without given any headache to others .

    Saradial Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:49 AM

    Ego!

    Arjuna Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:58 AM

    She has to learn lot from current first lady of Egypt

    Tikka Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:00 AM

    Murderers are roaming free.The poor people cannot walk free!!
    This is what Mubarak , Gaddafi & co thought that they will be in power forever!!. "The times are a coming & the bells will be ringing very soon!!"

    dalu Banda Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:31 AM

    what about the human right of the person arrested?

    digcta Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:00 AM

    As a Sri Lankan Citizen i can be at Gall Face 24X7, if i want.

    daddy Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:26 AM

    according to government, LTTE no more exist...

    Ruwan Fernando Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:54 AM

    Guilty until proven innocent .... that is the simple principle that seems to have been applied in this case! What a disgrace.

    Saman Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:46 AM

    I wondering why Egypt's first lady special?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:14 AM

    This is ridiculous. Are we expected to follow the ancient rules under the Sinhala Kings and jump to the drains whenver a member of the Royal Family passes by.

    MM Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:49 AM

    MORNING CONSTITUTIONAL - URBAN DICTIONARY
    While most might think of a early morning walk when hearing this term, the term morning constitutional can also be used to define what happens when someone has to take a early morning bowel movement.

    Samuel took a newspaper in to read during his morning constitutional.

    Saradial Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:35 AM

    What is the definition for respectable people?

    Arjuna Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:54 AM

    She is very simple. According to a recent interview in one of the Egyptian papers, she does not even like the title of ‘First Lady’ saying," Islam taught us that the next president, is the first servant of Egypt, this means that his wife is also the servant of Egypt. Any title that has been forced upon us must be gone with, it should disappear from my political and social dictionary"

    sajitha Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:57 AM

    The VIP's should respect the normal people and jump to the sea from Galle face pier!

    Nodrog Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:34 AM

    Now not only can we not drive on the roads when these VVIPs are passing we also cannot even walk the same path as them.

    Nodrog Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:36 AM

    They want to show that they are the peoples' choice but they don't want the same people even close to them. If so then they should not walk about in public areas.

    Mikee Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:34 AM

    Clearly it is proven that the "Law of the Jungle" is in place.

    dave Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:32 AM

    Madam could have speak on behalf of that man and asked the police not to take him to courts. then she will be appreciated by the people.

    Munawwar Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:35 AM

    Some are more equal!

    lankaputha Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:56 AM

    Wow. most comments have Zero negetive feeds.

    Janaki Kalansuriya Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:04 AM

    what about his rights? What is the offence in standing still in front of a person. If that person is not stopped from doing so, that person can take another path. Why arrest him if he had no offensive weapons on him?

    thaya Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:09 AM

    this is why marxism formed

    R.Perera Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:30 AM

    For female VIPs morning constitutional and evening missionary. And for the local Latha, it is the death ritual.

    good doc Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:30 AM

    they should have a thing like Camp David in America, without obstructing day to day lives of poor struggling citizens !

    Dhammaloka Wednesday, 25 July 2012 06:23 AM

    Anaeda Kiyannae.


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