COLOMBO (Daily Mirror) - The president of the Mage Rata organization, Sanjaya Mahawatta, was arrested after protesting in front of the Criminal Investigation Department this afternoon, the police said.
He claimed that no justice had been done to the complaint made against the Health Ministry.
Therefore, he had come in front of the CID and dashed coconuts on the ground, following which he was arrested by the Colombo Fort police.
Hope justice is done with the dashing of the coconut
Puswadilla Monday, 20 November 2023 07:24 PM
Looks dangerous. Ban Coconuts.
Kumara Monday, 20 November 2023 08:51 PM
I can’t believe this, is it an offence to dash a coconut ? Police are behaving like untouchables !
Ama Tuesday, 21 November 2023 06:58 AM
@ Kumara: Except Robbing Public Wealth, ALL others are banned.
kukula Monday, 20 November 2023 10:11 PM
Disgusting action by the CID.
joshua Monday, 20 November 2023 10:44 PM
well done Sanjaya. People are with you
melville perera Monday, 20 November 2023 11:01 PM
Is dashing coconuts a valuable and expensive consumer item a cultural ritual to appease one;s frustration or a show of personal animosity in public for cheap publicity or will artificial Intelligence show tnat bashing one's head on bended knees will bring immediate relief than a broken coconut much needed in any home
Bandu Monday, 20 November 2023 11:13 PM
So if dashing coconuts is a crime close Seenigama Devale where all politikkas go to dash coconuts. Similarly Kataragama and many others.
Onlooker Monday, 20 November 2023 11:15 PM
If Police can do this, imagine where all of us will be (in jail) if those draconian bills like PTA and Online Safety bills were passed.
DISGUSTED Monday, 20 November 2023 11:29 PM
Incidents like this will only motivate MANY MORE CITIZENS to JOIN the GROUP that resulted in GOTA fleeing out of the Country and resigning. Hope that COCONUT paves the way to educate government officials in authority and last but NOT the least paves the WAY for JUSTICE.
Iggy Tuesday, 21 November 2023 04:02 AM
WHEN WAS THAT A CRIME. Come on Coppers. More important things to do.
Herman Perera Tuesday, 21 November 2023 06:40 AM
Instead of dashing coconuts, he should have sung "Ive got a lovely bunch of Coconuts"
CitizenP Tuesday, 21 November 2023 07:39 AM
This shows that we have HIGHLY EFFICIENT Police Force.
wickrama wijayasiri Tuesday, 21 November 2023 08:49 AM
Only in Sri Lanka. Hilarious. How about a 'Kukul Billa' (sacrificing a chicken), Peretha Thatu, et. al. Does the police have any other work to do? Is this in the criminal code? Of course lawyers could make that so :-)
VJ Tuesday, 21 November 2023 09:59 AM
Dashing coconuts to vent the frustration resulting from no action taken by the law enforcement authorities? There may be hundreds of such incidents happening in the country soon. Those who dash coconuts at the Pillaiar temple, please be aware, you could be arrested.
dinesh Tuesday, 21 November 2023 12:06 PM
don't worry...time is running out for the top cops...that's why they have all gone crazy
Patcitz Tuesday, 21 November 2023 02:40 PM
American commands implemented under Ranil won't be a solution to the people hit hard by the economic crisis.
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