Duminda Silva released; Case withdrawn
The case against UPFA MP Duminda Silva and Hansil Ishar for the alleged sexual abuse of an underage girl was withdrawn yesterday after the lawyer representing the victim, claimed that the case was causing ‘emotional distress’ to his client.
High Court Judge Sunil Rajapakse acquitted and released MP Silva and Ishar from the charges and consequently finding that the two accused were innocent for the charges.
At the outset of the trial Counsel M.C.M. Muneer appearing with Ms. Amali Ishara Gonaduwa for the aggrieved party filing an affidavit submitted that his client was not in a position to give evidence in the case as she was in trauma and consequently to release her from the case.
State Counsel Chaminda Jayasinghe who appeared for the prosecution observed that due to the standpoint of the aggrieved party the prosecution couldn’t go on with the case and moved to withdraw the case.
Accordingly the judge acquitted the accused. Presidents Counsel Anil Silva appeared for Duminda Silva.
Senior Counsel Anuja Premaratna with Amila Kaluarachchi appeared for the second accused Hansil Ishar.
Courtesy: DM Online
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This means the culprit or the rapist is now free to operate just because the victim is in trauma. Isn’t being in trauma itself is a reason to proceed. Does this mean if you abuse an innocent person to the extent that the victim would be badly traumasised, you can go scott free.
Shame on you Duminda, the reapst! Technically freeing from the case doesn’t free you from the guilt that you have to live with forever !
SF the rapist also got away scot-free after raping the maid servant of a senior officer in his house, because she was traumatised and unable to give evidence. She ultimately lost her mind and killed herself. There is unfortunately no law to protect the victim in such circumstances. The rapist has only to frighten the victim all the more using thugs and his power, to get away scot-free. We can only hope for Divine intervention. Ultimately their sins will catch-up with them as in the case of SF. I deplore the fact this traitor has been given a TV. Is this the begining of more luxuries for him and special treatment which no other prisoner for lesser crimes get? Is this the beginning before this traitor is released? Why does HE the President allow this? Where is justice?
We all must refrain from all evil actions or harmfull actions..! There’s no where to be escape from the outcomes of evil actions.! Evil doers’ll be punished sooner or later..!