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By Sherwani Synon


A police complaint has been lodged by Singer/Actor Dushyanth Weeraman after the celebrity's vehicle was attacked along Bauddhaloka Mawatha this evening.

When Daily Mirror online spoke to the singer, he stated that the incident occurred while he was driving down Bauddhaloka Mawatha and was refused the right of way by a vehicle emerging from Wijerama Road.

“When I shouted at the driver of the other vehicle asking him to give me the right of way, he shouted back at me using obscene language.  After that he got down from his vehicle and physically attacked my vehicle by punching it and kicking it,” Weeraman said.

According to Weeraman, a policeman who had watched the incident take place assured the matter would be sorted out as soon as traffic was controlled in the area.

“He asked me to drive forward and stop until traffic was controlled. However, while I was waiting, the policeman was told by another that the individual who had attacked my vehicle was an army personnel. I learnt this and decided to follow the individual as I knew this was a dead end for me and took down his number when he drove away from the incident,” he added. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • jakolis Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:36 AM

    This isn't a petty thing..?Human Rights Violation at peak...
    This is why Human Rights Groups are raising their voice...
    But govt is simply neglecting it and says like an idiot "Foreign organizations are fueling LTTE" otherwise kehelya will tell we don't accept this allegations"
    What's happening ....
    As a responsible govt it should be responsible for the people and their fundamental rights...

    Smart Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:15 AM

    Dushyath,................... This is Sri Lanka........ Expect more in the future...

    Gayan Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:23 AM

    Shoudn't Ban Ki Moon appoint a panel to probe this?

    prasanna Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:48 AM

    do you need more publicity?

    Seneviratne Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:55 AM

    Lately Army people and especially thoes who escort VIP's think they own the roads.. The goverment and the Defence Secretary must be firm on this as it affects the image of the goverment. This is not a military state. These people take the law to their hand. They must be severly dealt with. One person can tarnish the good image of all..

    Ajith Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:58 AM

    If you drive on a highway we come across so many cars driven by forces personel and most of them think they can get away with anything. Why is the goverment alowing it . It creats such a bad imprint on the government. Because of discipline and right direction we won the war and this also must be won..Otherwise this country will be like another South American state...

    Suresh Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:59 AM

    You seem to be sadly uninformed

    R.Bandara Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:09 AM

    Mr Weeraman, It is disgusting to note this kind of high handed activities. I myself have faced identical situation many a times.The worst are the private bus maniacs. This is a banana republic.We cannot get over this until we teach the general public to exercise their valuable voting rights sensibly.

    Policeman Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:15 AM

    Aren't rights of way spplicable only at round-abouts? I think Dushyanth needs to go for driving lessons first.

    jakolis Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:29 AM

    Regardless whether he's a star or not....
    He is a human...
    How can someone take the law in his hand like this and attack a civilian? This is what the so called developing SriLanka...
    It's developing it's Jungle LAW...

    Jix Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:32 AM

    Your a typical SL policeman and completely miss the point. You cant just go around assulting people and getting away with it like that!!!

    Deepal Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:15 AM

    Perhaps, arrogance was the order of the day for both parties. Most of the time, one's ego comes in to play. Here, it seems that both did not want to give in. If you keep on shouting at errant drivers, there won't be anything else for us to do in Sri Lanka.

    Dutugemunu Mervin Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:43 AM

    Yes of course should appoint not only because of this issue but for all Human Rights Violations taking place in SriLanka....!!

    Dinesh Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:43 AM

    Well, we voted for this... Now, let's enjoy :)

    Akmal Marikkar Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:51 AM

    Well said! It was his fault for shouting at the driver falsely. Assaulting his car was wrong, but he shouldn't have shouted at him in the first place. Dushyanth is anyway known for having an ego problem!

    Jonathan Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:52 AM

    Hope he doesn't cry like he did at the Dancing Stars competition

    Jim Jam Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:53 AM

    This has always been the case.... Dont mess with VIP security unless you want to face the consequences. T'was the same under CBK too. However in the interest of public safety it would be best if VIP security would wear some identifying uniform when acting reckless.

    Dilan Thursday, 05 August 2010 06:18 AM

    Who says the right of way applies only at round-abouts? It applies not only at round-abouts but also where there is a give way signs or stop signs. Who ever says that it only applies at round-abouts should learn driving first before pointing fingers at others.

    Dans Thursday, 05 August 2010 06:42 AM

    So called Democratic country.
    Run by armed men

    thusi Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:12 AM

    Its his fault....he has asked for it....

    Observer from Qatar Wednesday, 04 August 2010 07:11 PM

    You should have tied the culprit to the nearest mango tree!

    Lanka suraya Wednesday, 04 August 2010 12:48 PM

    Sad to hear such stories.The point is they are not addressed.

    Sk Wednesday, 04 August 2010 12:51 PM

    Sri Lanka

    PABA AND ROSY Wednesday, 04 August 2010 12:53 PM

    who is this dushyanth ? A "STAR" ????? First time heard this name.

    Lakmal Wednesday, 04 August 2010 12:55 PM

    Dont worry. That is the new trend of our motherland. Cant do any thing. No law in the country. What to do. If any person cant tolerate current situation in sri lanka, have one option. that is SUICIDE.

    Elaris Wednesday, 04 August 2010 01:00 PM

    This kind of indisciplined and high handed driving, particulary by the convoys carrying politicians is a common occurrence in Sri Lanka. People do not report such incidents for the fear of their lives

    local boy Wednesday, 04 August 2010 01:13 PM

    who can expect justice from sri lankan police?

    Esika Wednesday, 04 August 2010 05:01 PM

    Mr. Weeraman, there is no right of way in Sri Lankan roads nowadays. Who ever puts his vehicle in front of the other wins the race. Do not wast your valuable time and energy on these petty things.

    Rainy Wednesday, 04 August 2010 05:17 PM

    Oh,so funny!!!!! Tickle me!!!!

    deshapremi Wednesday, 04 August 2010 05:25 PM

    This is "Sri Lanka". No law and order inspite of an all powerful executive president and a defence secretary.

    Neomal Wednesday, 04 August 2010 06:41 PM

    If he is an Army guy, he will getaway with it!

    Herman Munster Wednesday, 04 August 2010 12:43 PM

    My dog is busy these days. Because the law in SL is gone to dogs.

    Chris Fernando Wednesday, 04 August 2010 07:14 PM

    'Right of way' in SL? What are you talking about?

    Tintin Thursday, 05 August 2010 01:36 AM

    Very true! If Srilanka seeks to reform, following Traffic rules is where it should all begin.

    spark Thursday, 05 August 2010 02:20 AM

    Unless the issue can be taken to the UN.

    menaka Thursday, 05 August 2010 02:35 AM

    good one... :)
    the right of way is what the bus driver, trishaw driver or VIP vehicle driver wants :)

    Kapzter Thursday, 05 August 2010 02:49 AM

    another publicity stunt by a fading, over rated, self proclaimed artist!!!

    jeena jay Thursday, 05 August 2010 03:09 AM

    well Mr Star... is this the first you drove on colombo roads ? you are only concerned about "YOUR" right of way just like all other drivers...so stop making a fuss and follow the rules if you can.

    jeena jay Thursday, 05 August 2010 03:10 AM

    RIGHT OF WAY has been understood as MY WAY- ME FIRST !!

    Ravana Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:00 AM

    EXACTLY. Absolutely identical situation happened to me in Kandy and a police entry was made and the perpetrator identified.

    The matter is still PENDING !

    Disband the police I say !

    roshan raz Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:03 AM

    culprit will get away for sure. but no guarantee for the star.

    ajja Thursday, 05 August 2010 04:12 AM

    celebrity or not why did he shout at another. he is also at fault for not maintaining his dignity by behaving like a hooligan on the road


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