Two fined for using loudspeakers
The Supreme Court fined two persons Rs. 25,000 each for using
loudspeakers obstructing the proceedings of the Polgahawela Magistrate's
Court, in violation of the interim order of the Supreme
Court with regard to the noise pollution.
Two persons Krishantha Rajapaksha and Mahinda Bulathsinhala of Alawwa
were arrested when they were using loudspeakers during the recently
concluded North Western Provincial Council election campaign obstructing
the proceedings of the Magistrate's Court.
The Polgahawela Magistrate had ordered the Police to produce the two
suspects before the Supreme Court, in terms of the interim order of the
Supreme Court on noise pollution.
Meanwhile, Ruwan Harshajeewa Bandara of Kantale and Jayantha
Maithreepala of Kahatagasdigiliya were also imposed a fine of Rs. 25,000
each by the Supreme Court for staging a late night musical show in
Kahatagasdigiliya, in violation of the SC interim order. Disturbed by
the noise, residents had called the Police Emergency. The suspects were
later arrested and produced before the Kahatagasdigiliya Magistrate
Court and the court had ordered the Police to produce the suspects
before the Supreme Court.
The Bench comprised Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva PC with Justice Ms.
Shirani Thilakawardane and Justice P.A. Rathnayake