Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government Minister apologizes to the court over contempt charges
Fri, Mar 14, 2014, 12:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiyutheen today expressed his regret and apologized to the court over the contempt of court charges.

The Minister apologized to the Court of Appeals and the members of the judiciary regarding the contempt of court charges and expressed regret for the pain he caused to the Mannar Magistrate.

Minister Bathiyutheen was accused of intimidating the Mannar Magistrate A. Judeson on July 18 2012 over a court ruling against a group of just resettled Muslim fishermen in the Mannar district of the northwestern region.

The Appeal Court in late July 2012 issued an order to show cause in response to a contempt of court case filed by a group of lawyers over the Minister's alleged attempt to thwart the course of justice by intimidating a Magistrate and trying to revoke the magistrate's ruling.

The Minister had pleaded not guilty to the contempt charges.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
President and Prime Minister to meet to discuss the cabinet reshuffle
-- [11 minutes ago]
China dispels 'baseless suspicion' on Chinese militarization of Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port
-- [48 minutes ago]
New Appeal Court judges sworn in
-- [1 hour and 8 minutes ago]
Two suspects in Lasantha Wickrematunge murder case denied bail
-- [1 hour and 17 minutes ago]
Faculty of Management at Vavuniya campus of Jaffna University closed indefinitely
-- [1 hour and 32 minutes ago]
Pakistan PM calls for greater defense cooperation with Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Telecom connected two million homes with fiber at end 2017
-- [3 hours ago]
New fuel price formula to the cabinet tomorrow
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 2.8 percent in March 2018, lowest since April 2016
-- [4 hours ago]
Registry for government social welfare programs set up for efficient management
-- [4 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.