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Homagama District court judge Sunil Abeysinghe who is alleged to have solicited a bribe of Rs 300,000, was remanded till June 3rd by  Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya this evening

The judge was arrested when he was about to accept the bribe from a businessman in order to induce him to deliver a judgment in his favour in a land dispute case.

He was brought to the Cinnamon Gardens Police Station after his arrest on a complaint made by the businessman. The judge was arrested on Wednesday night while he was in the house owned by the Hanwella businessman

The Bribery Commission was tipped off by the businessman and the officers said the arrest was made while the judge was on the verge of accepting the bribe offered by the businessman. ( Supun Dias and Indika Sri Aravinda)

  Comments - 44

  • Arun Vincent Friday, 31 May 2013 12:27 PM

    He failed to understand that he was not a politician or not connected to Rajapakse family.

    Amila. G Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:21 PM

    Long due News , this is just the tip of the iceberg .

    UNP Friday, 31 May 2013 12:36 PM

    this is well organized.

    ind Friday, 31 May 2013 08:43 AM

    Seems like you trying to connect this incident as government conspiracy. Get a life men,

    SAFeeK mTuR Friday, 31 May 2013 08:41 AM

    Hello Judge what about joining UPFA ?

    Mouth agape Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:30 PM

    Shameful: 4th time in two days.

    sobers Saturday, 01 June 2013 03:54 AM

    What about the "overnight obama's" in srilanka, in other words, mainly politicians and their henchmen who become billionares in no time. They should be investigated first.

    General Friday, 31 May 2013 05:12 AM

    Let this be a lesson for the other bribe taking judges..........

    ANTON Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:15 PM


    Ruwan Friday, 31 May 2013 08:52 AM

    This judge was escorted by goons in luxury cars that objected to the judge being remanded.shows the company this judge keeps. Justice has gone to the thugs in this country.

    Malin Friday, 31 May 2013 05:21 AM

    quality of judges including ex-CJ going down.

    say something Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:49 PM

    The Judge is treated like a GOD in service.
    Now become a DOG when he misused the position.
    How is going to face his family, friends a society?

    Sanjaya Jayawardene Friday, 31 May 2013 01:01 PM

    He is not the only judge dog in this country. There are many.

    Waz Friday, 31 May 2013 09:20 AM

    Why do not the ministers come to the attention of the authorities?

    Fair N Square Friday, 31 May 2013 02:20 AM

    While we watch DRAMA....

    suranimal Friday, 31 May 2013 05:43 AM

    Why Deepali Wijesundara???

    doratupala Friday, 31 May 2013 09:29 AM

    Think sensibly Susith.

    How can it be a conspiracy when the judge has gone to the businessman's house to accept the bribe.

    What is the conspiracy you're talking about?

    CROW Thursday, 30 May 2013 01:55 PM


    Amali Friday, 31 May 2013 05:57 AM

    felt so sad for this gentleman, feels there is something to bring him down.....

    M.T.M de Silva Friday, 31 May 2013 05:54 AM

    Let us hear the other side of the story, as two sides of the
    story add up to the third which is the truth

    Lawyer Friday, 31 May 2013 09:37 AM

    This is only a sprat. Big Sharks are still in the sea.

    Mohan Friday, 31 May 2013 02:53 AM

    Is bribery unlawful in Sri Lanka?

    Seelawathie Friday, 31 May 2013 09:58 AM

    What is 300,000 rupees when you compare with millions played out by corrupt politicians ?. This is only a small fish in a shark infested big pond.

    Leslie H.Wijesinghe Friday, 31 May 2013 03:00 AM

    Not only he lot of judges are doing this if you want to win the case some how you have to catch a special lawyers in that particle courts every wear like this he will take big amount and keep a margin for him and balance for the judge

    Fayad Friday, 31 May 2013 10:27 AM

    Why A Judge need Thugs for his protection

    Kalubanda Friday, 31 May 2013 06:30 AM

    When was a politician ever arrested for bribery ???

    Concerned Friday, 31 May 2013 06:31 AM

    The cleaning process will have to be started from the top place in Hultsdorf.

    Minister Friday, 31 May 2013 06:32 AM

    This shows to what a low level our society has fallen into.

    Critic Roshan Saturday, 01 June 2013 06:47 AM

    Big or Small, the Judge has to bite his Bail now.

    indiraimurray Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:23 PM

    who's plan is this

    lenin Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:23 PM

    To where are we heading.Might have taken tution from politicos.

    Rathmalkaduwa Saturday, 01 June 2013 07:07 AM

    you fool, about to accept is not accepted.
    besides, he didnt go there to accept the bribe, he went there to see facts of the case. This judge wasnt a tsunami thief.
    his only mistake was supporting CJ Shrani. Get a life, you are sick.

    Minister Friday, 31 May 2013 07:28 AM

    Let there be proper justice to him as well.

    sarathbanda Friday, 31 May 2013 11:49 AM

    remand,hospital, he is supported by some force

    dickie bird Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:33 PM

    Some light at the end of the tunnel.

    amanath Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:34 PM

    moving towards a money abiding citizens of the world,money and order please!

    Susith Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:30 PM

    Looks like he is fixed by the business man. Be watchful

    Susith Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:35 PM

    Big conspiracy on the background

    xlntgson Friday, 31 May 2013 07:47 AM

    Mute court, effective beauracracy.

    Rizwan Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:47 PM

    Self immolation. Judges take Bribe Doctors watching TV??????????''''''''' ASIA...................

    sameem Saturday, 01 June 2013 08:01 AM

    if proved, he should be punished accordingly,

    thevan Friday, 31 May 2013 08:11 AM

    This is really a drama before the chief justice (former) is arrested by by

    wise Thursday, 30 May 2013 03:58 PM

    He lost all hopes in the Judiciary system in the country so he opted to make some money.......

    ind Friday, 31 May 2013 04:34 AM

    Who ever's plan, but the fact is judge was about to accept the bribe !!!

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