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
Sri Lanka Marxist party says there is a growing trend of communal clashes
-- [1 hour and 14 minutes ago]
Canada encourages Sri Lanka to fulfill its commitment to UNHRC on the anniversary of Black July
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan PM questions how fighting corruption is political revenge
-- [2 hours ago]
Government warns plantation companies failing to pay Rs. 2500 wages increment to workers
-- [3 hours ago]
Two Japanese naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka plans LPG imports from Iran again
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka hopes to restore crude oil imports from Iran
-- [4 hours ago]
President to deposit treasure items in Moragahakanda Kalu Ganga reservoir project tomorrow
Pakistan national carrier confirms talks with SriLankan on leasing four A330s
Sri Lankan President instructs to raise VAT on tobacco and remove private healthcare charges

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.