– By Sadhana Vikram –
The Daily News on 2012.02.01 reported a news item. The following news item appeared as follows:
When the case was called today in the Fort Magistrate’s Court, Counsel for the accused Sudarshini Guneratne informed Court that her client Suren Thillainathan-the accused, a permanent resident of Colombo was on a business tour in Vavuniya and moved for a date. The case was postponed for 8th of May 2012. A call given by Intelligence to Suren Thillainathan proved that the accused was in Mt.Lavinia according to the cellular mobile network Tower. The same judge had warned the accused earlier but scant regard was given to the complainants who came all the way from Dubai for the case. The facts speak for themselves as to the great injustice done to the complainants as the accused has deliberately disrespected Court and committed contempt of Court. It’s a very sad state of affairs and the Attorney General has now been notified by the Complainants who made an appeal to the Attorney General by the gross irregularities in today’s hearing for justice must not only be done but seen to be done and not flagrantly violated.