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North Western Provincial Council member, Ananda Sarath Kumara who was remanded for ordering a female teacher to kneel before him was granted bail by Anamaduwa Magistrate’s court today

 Kumara was granted Rs 5000 cash bail with two sureties for Rs 500,000 each by the court. (Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe)

  Comments - 51

  • DK Thursday, 27 June 2013 06:50 AM

    This country will never learn! Will never develop!

    Wimal Modawansa Friday, 28 June 2013 07:36 AM

    Court should have ordered him kneel before the entire school !!!

    Kelani Kolla Thursday, 27 June 2013 06:54 AM

    Durty Politics

    ANTON Thursday, 27 June 2013 06:59 AM


    Asaranaya Friday, 28 June 2013 07:40 AM

    People vote for ths idiot should arrest now. This case would be take away with out witness or teacher will declare she is the person did wrong thing

    Asaranaya Friday, 28 June 2013 07:40 AM

    People vote for ths idiot should arrest now. This case would be take away with out witness or teacher will declare she is the person did wrong thing

    Killadi Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:02 AM

    Under this regime

    Eagle Eyes Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:04 AM

    The releases ot this UPFA Criminal, is possible threatening the witnesses. Over to you CID. Please keep up the good work

    amila Friday, 28 June 2013 08:05 AM

    Now the teacher should better go to him and go down on him.

    fazli Friday, 28 June 2013 08:11 AM

    Oh No....... he will order more teachers to kneel down

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:15 AM

    Name one fellow in this regime who is not a disgrace?

    fazli Friday, 28 June 2013 08:14 AM

    dont be that fat negative. If she does says so thats because of duress

    hoodwinked Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:20 AM

    Arrested (after the top said Justice will be meted ), remanded, Bail granted, and what next ?, matter forgotten ?

    fazli Friday, 28 June 2013 08:15 AM

    No no. .... he is top qualified politician. ...

    Dumi Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:32 AM

    Shame on you. Mr.President

    janman Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:44 AM

    5000 is peanuts and why on bail.He should stay behind bars until the case is over.I AM DEAD SURE THE TEACHER WILL NOW SAY THAT SHE KNEELD ON HER OWN AND THERE IWAS NO INTERFIERENCE FROM THIS THUG:

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:51 AM

    What next ? The rogue is released and given some other non-prominent assignment for his survival, as he is a part and parcel of the infamous UPFA clan. The teacher will not be safe even if she is granted a transfer to another school as the UPFA thugs are omnipresent. Welcome to the Debacle of Asia!

    janak Friday, 28 June 2013 04:17 AM


    Kodituwakkuarachchi Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:56 AM

    Unless the teacher makes a public statement that she knelt by her own accord and withdraws the case from the courts, she will be the latest to disappear under mysterious circumstances.

    The God Father Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:57 AM

    How about a new law that sends all the good citizens to the prisons and the criminals to walk around free..............

    hb Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:57 AM

    Mervyn is equally (or even more) disgraceful but he does not have to worry about the consequences because his friends are in the right places.

    mohamed asfar Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:58 AM

    why cant the govt put all of us inside the prison which is very safe and put all criminals outside ? good idea right ?

    jacoob Friday, 28 June 2013 04:31 AM


    The latest debacle stared in 2009 and you guys are all silent partners of that brutal crime.. just standby .. debacle will very soon knock on your own door

    Hurt Friday, 28 June 2013 04:46 AM

    A cursed country and a cursed nation...

    silva Friday, 28 June 2013 08:54 AM

    The birds of same feather flock to gether called Sri Lankan Politics or politicians

    Merry Friday, 28 June 2013 04:54 AM

    We all saw this coming!!!!

    Trehan Munasinghe Friday, 28 June 2013 09:03 AM

    When people in majority realise not to treat these "PUBLIC SERVANTS" likes God's then things will change... My best wishes to the people of Sri Lanka...

    Spread the word and educate the people...Change is coming !!

    Ruhunu Kolla Friday, 28 June 2013 05:06 AM

    Don't blame only him, what about the other people who nominated him ?

    Thomas Thursday, 27 June 2013 08:24 AM

    This guy shoulf be sentenced at least for 6 months R I

    gowravi Friday, 28 June 2013 05:36 AM

    Excellent answer Anton, well said.

    nillu Thursday, 27 June 2013 08:31 AM

    This is it, soon the teacher will say I knelt down to check the uniform of the kid and no one asked me to kneel down and trial is over he will be contesting for the council election and get more votes than he got last time, (thanks to stupid voters) and then he will become a minster in the PC

    sobers Thursday, 27 June 2013 08:34 AM

    Why can't the Bodu bala sena, Sinhala ravaya, JHU... etc protest on the issue, as this incident is related to a teacher. I am sure nothing will happen to this disgraced politician. It's better for the teacher to seek asylum.

    mohamed asfar Thursday, 27 June 2013 08:39 AM

    the god father, me and you. same idea. can we form a new political party ?

    waruuna Thursday, 27 June 2013 08:45 AM

    Probably he wrote a post card to CJ. Next story would be, that the teacher cannot remember what happened. God, Please Help Sri Lanka.

    Gobbaya Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:41 AM

    this is one criteria that shows This place is a third world country.

    mahaweli Thursday, 27 June 2013 08:50 AM


    Nadi Karunaratne Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:00 AM

    The people of Brazil kick off when bus fares go up what will it take to galvanise our people - how much humiliation and fleecing can we stand at the hands of the political class.They should worry less about flags and relics and more about our children.

    Siri Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:06 AM

    do not worry next time he will be relese because UPFA know.

    Silva de Mervin Friday, 28 June 2013 10:27 AM

    Wish you to pass GCE O/L, if you plan to try it!

    Silva de Mervin Friday, 28 June 2013 10:32 AM

    What would you expect from the root level politicos when the cabinet accommodate:

    1. A murder suspect wanted in India
    2. A thug who tie people on tree and live on Kappan
    3. Former jailed (HOME AND ABROAD) Terrorists from South as well as East
    4. A Big boss who give audience to suspected murderer who returned from hospital.

    ASHRAFF NAZIM Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:09 AM


    sach Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:10 AM

    the course of tasks were decided on the very day the incident happened.

    machan poddak hire gihin indapan..mama umbawa goda dannam koma hari. And now eyewitnesses are threatend to take back their testimonials...........

    Dingimahattaya Thursday, 27 June 2013 06:27 AM

    Sarath, behave yourself, do not try to revenge

    Cynic Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:19 AM

    How about an ambassadorship?

    Observer Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:21 AM

    Nawagattegama people should get ready to kneel down altogether.

    FAZAL Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:24 AM



    Tell us what actually happened in school that day?

    A: All what is being said about me are blatant lies. I request Minister Bandula Gunawardena and others to come for a debate on TV, and prove all accusations levelled against me as untrue.

    Ramzeel Thursday, 27 June 2013 06:30 AM

    Please God save the teacher.

    Batangala Friday, 28 June 2013 07:10 AM

    Politicians in this category can not survive without their positions and portfolios. Now he is trying to get help of media to prove his innocence and to appeal for his reinstatement. I just do not know why media giving this publicity to a man of this nature any more.

    Teacher Thursday, 27 June 2013 06:42 AM

    Most disgraceful man of the decade!

    Arjuna Ranawanajuna Thursday, 27 June 2013 06:43 AM

    Suba Anagathayak ? Miracle Asia

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