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Man arrested for possessing pornographic videos

29 December 2011 08:00 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A youth who had allegedly possessed pornographic video clips on his mobile phone was arrested by police on Galle Road in Kollupitiya and produced before the Colombo Fort Acting Magistrate who released him on bail.

The suspect Duncan de Saram was arrested by Kollupitiya police after inspecting his suspicious behaviour on the roadsides. The Kollupitiya police informed court that they were able to recover 15 pornographic video clips on the suspect’s mobile phone.

Police further told court that mobile phone pornography falls under section 2 of the Obscene Publications Act No 22 of 1983 and as such the suspect had committed a punishable offence.

Having taking into consideration the nature of the offence, the Acting Magistrate ordered that the suspect be released on a Rs.100,000 surety bail. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 12

  • sltk2004 Thursday, 29 December 2011 08:07 AM

    Wow great achievement by police. They have caught a very dangerous criminal and prevented a very very serious crime

    klk Thursday, 29 December 2011 08:18 AM

    Gosh, we are still living in 1983!!

    Samosa Thursday, 29 December 2011 08:55 AM

    oops! need to hide my stuff...

    Oyage sudu kella Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:02 AM

    Isn't it better to ban USE OF MOBILE PHONES & COMPUTERS in Sri Lanka ? Hoooooooooo.

    sam Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:04 AM

    Woooohoooooo sri lanka is safe now!!!

    true spirit Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:00 AM

    why wudnt they go and catch those who sell canibbals?

    Arsoon Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:40 AM

    Possesion of such video clips should not be a crime. Action is required only if they were misued.

    Nodrog Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:22 AM

    well done. Excecute the guy...serious crime!

    Esala Thursday, 29 December 2011 01:27 PM

    These type of people mentaly down. According to news over 1,500 rape cases reported this year. How about cases not reported. Sri Lanka not a sex free country.

    Yahoo Thursday, 29 December 2011 04:50 PM

    hear hear.... give the police a hand... whatever! Sri Lanka is safe now...what next? Man arrested for pissing in public?

    raj Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:46 PM

    when someone watching pornography harms himself only and not others. While arresting someonw who watch pornographies leaving many responsible for sexual assault and rapes.

    Independent Observer Friday, 30 December 2011 02:57 AM

    This is not a gigantic offence for police personnel to waste their time on !
    What about those ciminals who are roaming about and committing horrendeous crimes with political patronage ?

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