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Rapist Released

By Chrishanthi Christopher

The police remained tight lipped on the release of the suspect in the double rape case at the BMICH Colombo that took place early last month.
Lankadeva Dinesh de Zoysa  of Ahungalla, an employee of the BMICH, had been arrested on June 9 for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl at the BMICH premises. However the suspect in the case had been granted bail last week by the Colombo Magistrate Rushmi Singappuli.
When asked how the suspect had been released  despite the heinous crime committed,  the Cinnamon Gardens Police, IP  Jayasundera said that, ‘bail has been granted and that it is the done thing’.
According to Section 363 of the Penal Code of Sri Lanka,   rape is a serious crime and punishable under the criminal law. A new Section added in 1995 gives rape convicts ten years rigorous imprisonment (RI).
The suspect who was caught by the Crime Division of the Cinnamon Gardens Police was produced before the Colombo Magistrate Court  on June 11 and remanded till June 25 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Rushmi Singappuli.
However he had been granted bail on June 2.  Attorney-at-law Anton Senanayake appeared for the suspect.

18 Comments for “Rapist Released”

  1. info

    What a stupid article, your reporter must be an idiot, this guy is supposed to have committed the crime before the 9th of June, remanded till 25th June and granted bail on the 2nd of June, what bullshit is this ?? ………If he was granted bail on the 2nd of July what is the problem ?? Let the law take its course and get your facts straight or the whole article is an absolute waste of time.

  2. Shirley

    They say that nobody is above the law. But how on earth could a rapist be released ? How safe will the young girls be?

  3. Goobahaya Gothapala

    e is not a crime under the Penal code any more, as the Secretary of the Denfence Ministry can use the Worsd had implies rape F_________________, without much woory, so he acan f————around and yell f——————–at everyone, whats Rape.
    This is what happens when Goons who know a little bit of the English language and a little bit of their religion think they know everything. In the old days his tonue would have been torn from its roots, and byrnt and fed to his Mother.

  4. richardson

    Send him overseas as a Diplimat

  5. richardson

    Nice to have relations in high places

  6. rienzie

    He is released on bail and you are confusing that news.Please report the news as it is and not in a way that is confusing and it i also bad for the Judiciary.You are deliberately cheating people just to insult justice system in Sri Lanka.So according to your report he had been released and that means he will not face criminal charges or has he been granted bail and released on bail?

  7. WELL DONE UPFA GOVERNMENT, THIS IS THE BEST WAY YOU CAN TAKE THIS COUNTRY TO MAKING IT ‘THE WONDER OF ASIA.’

    WE HAVE WORKED AND SACRIFIECED OUR MONEY, TIME AND ENERGY BY APPOINTING YOU TO RULE THE COUNTRY TO DO THIS, HAVE WE?

    CAN YOU GUYS SLEEP AT NIGHT, ACTUALLY?

    CHILD ABUSE, ABUSE AND SEEIN EVERY SISTER AND MOM AS PROSTITUTE (ATTITUDE), ROBBING, ABUSING AND CHEATING THE PEOPLE’S MONEY (STATE) IS RAMPANT THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. I WONDER IF YOU DID NOT STOP ANYWHERE BEFORE BECOMING THE ‘WONDER OF THE WORLD’ IF CARRIED ON LOIKE THIS.

  8. dagobert

    Rush….mi and bail…me !!!!!!!!!!!!

    So did Attorney at Law, Anton Senanayake when he appeared before Colombo Chief Magistrate Rushmi Singappulli…

  9. niyaz

    IP Jayasundera said that, ‘bail has been granted and that it is the done thing’. – I ask the IP if this had been his daughter would he say the same thing? This land will be cursed not by any God or such but by the attitude of the law and law makers of this country. The destruction of these innocent children by the scum of this country will bring about its downfall. I plead with the President – Please do something before its too late. Have we all lost our sense of humanity? Even animals would not do what some sick humans will do.

  10. vintage voter

    ACCORDING TO OUR POLICE JOKERS, RAPE IS ON THE RISE.
    THEN THERE WAS TALK OF SUSPENDED SENTENCES FOR RAPISTS!!!!!!
    WHILE THIS IS THE SITUATION, OUR JUDGES ARE RELEASING RAPISTS ON BAIL. . PRINCIPALS RAPING SCHOOL CHILDREN!!!!!!!
    THEN VENERABLE MONKS RAPING WOMEN,
    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?????????/
    SINCE OUR “WUNDERMAN” “GOTA” TOOK OVER THE POLICE,THE CRIMINALS ARE HAVING A “FREEHAND”
    ALL THIS HAPPENING IN A COUNTRY CLAIMING TO BE THE ONLY PLACE BUDDHISM IS PRACTICED IN ITS PRISTINE PURITY.
    SO THIS IS HOW WE ARE CELEBRATING 2600 YEARS OF BUDDHISM

  11. samuel

    This is the pathetic state of law today! Rapists and child abusers granted bail. Why we need courts if this is the justice?

  12. samuel

    May be the “suspect” paid the handsome bribe! Thats how they get released!

  13. chrisB

    RAPIST says-”HEY IM FREE FOR DO MORE RAPES…its might be ur Daughter, sister ” god sake give them Islamic punishment

  14. Dhathusena

    What ..a rapist is free to move. God save this land.

  15. Jo

    Don’y forget that this country now given permission to rape politically influential people invludimg our RAJA hora. for pleasure

  16. kingkong

    When this barbaric crime is committed you treat them so lightly but when they are punished according to Islamic rules you call it barbaric! Now it is left for you to judge which is more barbaric. Now you notice the increasing number of rapes and other criminal acts in the country, especially targeting under aged girls and orphans. Even the preachers of Buddha Dharma are involved in this disgraceful crime. It is a crying shame on our country to tolerate these brutes in this so called ‘Buddhist country’ Now international media is going to town with our criminal record. We will top list very soon in abduction, murder and rape……Jayawewa!

  17. The legal system in Srilanka is in the hands of .President of Srilanka Mahinda ,his brothers and their murderous cronies and they rule the legal system in srilanka.Also Because the rulers themselves are killers and rapists.These rascals are out there and why can’t others be released on bail.

  18. sriram

    Most of the rapists are ex-convicts which released on bail. In short Sri Lanka legal system is the most corrupt of whole world. It has been put up to do two things! First earn money for dirty lawyers. Second, release criminals and rapists so they get more business!

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