12 August, 2020

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Mangala Out On Bail

UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera was released on bail of Rs. 100,000 each in three separate cases a short while ago, after he surrendered to Matara Police and was taken into custody this morning.

The MP is being charged with organising an illegal protest and inciting violence and in a third new case, for involvement in the theft of two loudspeakers from a vehicle that was part of the anti-Ranil march that commenced in Devinuwara on October 5.

Police said that since investigations were still ongoing into all three cases, they had no objection to Samaraweera and two others who surrendered with him being granted bail.

The Magistrate questioned as to why the Police were willing to grant these three suspects bail but continued to remand 34 other suspects involved in the violence, who were arrested on October 6.

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    It is obvious that Man-gala is the key man who organised all that violence. Yet, while so many are being remanded, he and two others alone were allowed bail. I bet police has no answer for the question by the magistrate as to why ‘they were willing to grant these three suspects bail but continued to remand 34 other suspects.’ I say, it is ranil who got them bail through MR.

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    Why only Mangala is charged like this, what about Balu Bala Sena and Ravana Balaya and JHU and Weerawansa organizing protests without permission. Why selectively rule of law is applied?

    This question to those who claim that the rule of law is prevailing in Sri Lanka.

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      right. this is kig kekille era.
      the case of BBS attacking a muslim shop is “amicably settled”.
      and anything against UNP is dealt with the “normal law”.

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    Mangala is like our neighbourhood cricketers ,who play for the bookies while the rest struggle for the good of the country and the expectations.oits inhabitants.f

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    At least this thug should learn lessen , he writes to CHOGM , about human rights violations in SL and same time in broad day light violating the human rights

    Are we going to accept this type of man as a leader to run this country, it is shame this guy was ex foreign minister

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    This man [Edited out]

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