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29 August 2014 04:37 am - 45     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Thilini Amalka who had allegedly been subjected to sexual harassment by a man at the Wariyapola bus stand is to file a Fundamental Rights Violation case against the police for arresting her.

Attorney-at-Law Lakshan Dias, who is appearing for Thilini said his client’s fundamental rights had been violated when she was arrested by the police. Mr. Dias said that in a situation where his client was a victim, her arrest by the Wariyapola Police and the subsequent actions of the police were unlawful.

“In this case my client, Thilini Amalka was a victim. Her arrest was unlawful when she herself was the victim. This is a clear breach of her fundamental rights,” he said.

He pointed out that the police had not taken sufficient action with regard to the complaint she had made.

“Thilini made a complaint at the Children and Women Bureau on August 25. But the police did not take any action in respect of this. The Headquarters Inspector (HQI) of the Wariyapola Police Station asked our client for number of the case which she had filed at the bureau only yesterday. Police did not act fairly in this incident,” he said.

The attorney at law expressed his displeasure at the way certain media outlets had acted with regard to the issue.

“It is very sad to see the response of certain media sources. The whole focus was on the issue that a woman hit a man and whether a woman had the right do so. Rather what happened was that she hit a man who harassed her in self defence,” he said.

Thilini Amalka was taken into police custody on 27th and was released on bail. She was arrested in respect of the incident in Wariyapola, where she slapped a man who had made indecent sexual remarks and exposed himself.  (Chathushika Wijeyesinghe)

  Comments - 45

  • |Lucky Friday, 29 August 2014 12:39 PM

    This woman is trying to show that she is innocent. She must be prosecuted instead. Uneducated third class woman.

    Rajarathnam Friday, 29 August 2014 07:27 AM

    Were you there when he is masturbating at the bus stand ?. pl check your brain before it gets worst. This dhows that superior mentality of Her and people behind her. Anyway all the people learn a lesson.

    Upul Friday, 29 August 2014 07:33 AM

    Attorney-at-Law Lakshan Dias . She assaulted the man without complaining police - Is that align with the fundamental human rights

    bandulaula Friday, 29 August 2014 08:35 AM

    you are off your nut. What she should have done was to call 119 or 118. I'm sure she had the phon. This idiot of a lady had gone far above the law, and acted like a insane woman.

    Ammaa Friday, 29 August 2014 08:55 AM

    If the case dismiss The poor lawyer be slapped then he can file FR

    double Friday, 29 August 2014 02:40 PM

    Arrest the cameraman. Who knew full details. The girl never said that it happened to her. She attended for some other guy. Layers can lie at court but not to public or media.

    Don Prince Friday, 29 August 2014 02:49 PM

    Next video to leak will be that of this lawyer being slapped left and right by the girl for taking her rounds like this and damaging whats left of her dignity. What a turn for once venerated status of Wariyapola in our history -( via DM Android App

    Fernando Friday, 29 August 2014 03:03 PM

    I think the media gave far too much publicity for this insignificant matter. The girl over reacted on this and now trying to gain undue publicity. This country has enough and more important issues that needs media attention. via DM iPad app

    vijai Friday, 29 August 2014 09:38 AM

    1 no one can take laws in there hands
    2 proof of sexual harassment
    3 girl should have dressed properly to avoid others harassin her
    4 the girl dint mention about the sexual harrasment in the video
    5 men n women should be given equal rights in futre
    6 if there was a sexual harrasment wherr was the genral public
    7 the courts should giv dat guy a chance 2 spk 2 truth
    8 there are cameras all over the country so check da if da guy has really followed her.
    If the guy is punished the girl also should be punished

    anu Friday, 29 August 2014 09:54 AM

    It is a breach of fundamental rights when sexually frustrated men who can't keep there private parts to themselves rather than showing it off in public. It is very disturbing when young girls or even mothers cannot walk freely on the road without been subjected to verbal harassment.
    Hats off to Thilini!! we should have more and more have women in the country to keep perverts away. Some times you got to take the law to your hand to protect one self

    shamil Friday, 29 August 2014 09:55 AM

    She had hit the guy in self defense. what a load of crap.... that guy didn't move a mussel. and she acted on her self defense???/ you really need to go to law school again man.

    JAC Friday, 29 August 2014 11:30 AM


    Lanka shantha Friday, 29 August 2014 07:19 AM

    Who is the Brave man going to marry this innocent girl?

    teryy perera Friday, 29 August 2014 12:42 PM

    she will soon contesting for provincial council this is for free publicity.

    willnotbeharassed Friday, 29 August 2014 01:45 PM

    Innocent guy? Since when did perverts become innocent?

    tony Friday, 29 August 2014 01:47 PM


    jayantha weerasinghe Friday, 29 August 2014 01:54 PM

    Attorney-at-law Lakshan Dias did you go to law school or comedy school?Do you know what is fundamental right ?
    Taking law to your own hand is not allowed any where in the world.You need to learn the basics pal.

    Never4get Friday, 29 August 2014 08:34 PM

    We have an interesting comment from anu in fact I would say a perverted comment. Where in the world did anu see his private parts. The video clearly shows that the girl was the offender not the defender the police made the grave mistake of not arresting this woman for assault via DM Android App

    shaul Friday, 29 August 2014 04:23 PM

    What is the purpose of police and judiciary in the country if everyone takes the law into their hands to settle their scores?

    uday Friday, 29 August 2014 04:26 PM

    Thilini is not only seeking for justice . i think her idea to get more publicity in the media.

    TripleX Friday, 29 August 2014 08:40 PM

    Till now no women group has come out in support of her, why ?

    cyril Friday, 29 August 2014 10:04 PM

    LOL the next thing she will say her life is in danger and she wants human rights group to take her to Canada.

    RV Pillai Saturday, 30 August 2014 07:13 AM

    fully endorse.

    Nims Friday, 29 August 2014 06:20 AM

    Mr Dias, do you mean to say that all criminals can file FR cases against the police for arresting them. Ask your client to make an apology for taking the law in to her hand. Please watch the video before talking!!!

    aparna Friday, 29 August 2014 05:18 AM

    Digging your own Grave Yard, coz she think being slap a innocent guy in public and most beautiful figure Haha

    zuh Friday, 29 August 2014 10:49 AM

    thoththa baba via DM Android App

    Uniform Friday, 29 August 2014 05:26 AM

    Good luck with your case. When the case gets dismissed go back to law school

    ANTON Friday, 29 August 2014 05:31 AM


    mount Friday, 29 August 2014 11:04 AM

    Clients must say the truth to lawyers and doctors. But lawyers and doctors can lie at courts

    traveller Friday, 29 August 2014 05:37 AM

    It is time that men in the country stand up for this brave girl who defied the odds and delivered a justifiable punishment to a sexual pervert. Some jokers have commented that she should have just given one slap and left the pervert alone. Would any of the men in Sri Lanka would tolerate if a man came after your sister or mother and displayed his sexual organ and masturbated in front of them. This lunatic should be taken to a mental hospital. Shame on all you men who witnessed this and did nothing, the khaki clad spineless police men who took her to custody and the social pundits who found fault with this girl.

    Johnston Fernando Friday, 29 August 2014 05:52 AM

    . There are dozens of women raped in Sri Lanka every year, where the women are clear victims, but these incidents do not get more than a few lines in your paper. This girl did not act in self defense, because she was not physically threatened. There was a comment against her, to which she should have either verbally responded or lodged a police complaint straight away. I do not believe this story about the boy masturbating etc, because the girl made that claim much later, and it is not in the video. It is wrong for your paper to write as if that actually happened, when we only have the girls allegations to go by.

    Gayan Friday, 29 August 2014 05:57 AM

    This case shows the real face of Sri Lanka better than anything else.

    Dinesh Friday, 29 August 2014 06:03 AM

    Action should be taken against the Bus Time Keeper as well. Instead of keeping time records of busses he was seems counting time involved of this incident without any attempt to resolve. It is very strange why none of the people around attempted to resolve this issue which has lasted for 45 minutes as per Bus Time Keeper.

    kumara Friday, 29 August 2014 06:16 AM

    She never mention about sexual harasment in that vedio. Just she was asking form that boy that your duty is craking joke to the girls waiting here and hit him. Now she suddently telling that he touch her back. Funny lier......

    Darmishta Friday, 29 August 2014 05:09 AM

    Taking law into one's own hand is a fundamental right.?

    bandulaula Friday, 29 August 2014 06:38 AM

    Good good . You can have a substantial share of the hard earned money over this girl's violent behavior by making a bogus case.

    kasyapa Friday, 29 August 2014 06:38 AM

    No one objects if a woman slap a man even with her slipper on any kind of harassment but support to her. In the video footage it revealed that this woman had gone way outside any limit. Luckily there was no guy known to her there at the very time and if there was one then this beard chap would have been punched on the every part of the body and killed and it would been justified that this guy was killed as a result of harassing a little baby girl from Wariyapola

    shan Friday, 29 August 2014 06:40 AM

    Every woman should have the fundamental right of defending oneself from harassments caused by uncivilized, unrefined men in society.

    Dilshan S. Friday, 29 August 2014 06:50 AM

    Do the fundamental rights for women or the poor exist in Sri Lanka? Never heard ! The fundamental rights exist only for high ranking VVIPs in the government. This is the biggest joke of the century.

    Shekan Friday, 29 August 2014 06:51 AM

    guys its another cobra story , she just need publicity

    Jamalji Friday, 29 August 2014 06:52 AM

    As she had not committted any offence but having slapped a youth not once but many times under the powers vested upon her by parliament..

    Grace Friday, 29 August 2014 06:54 AM

    The woman's furious reaction shows the severity of the harassment she when through.

    jaya1 Friday, 29 August 2014 07:02 AM

    If you respect each other as human beings you can live a decent life and nobody will harm you intentionally.

    pradeep Friday, 29 August 2014 07:02 AM

    Unwnated publicity by DM

    Karunaratna Friday, 29 August 2014 07:13 AM

    The people behind her should be punished first.May be politicians.

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