JVP MP Vijitha Herath arrested and released on bail

Vijitha HerathJanatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath was arrested and later released on police bail over an accident.

The police said that Herath was arrested last night in Rajagiriya over an accident involving his vehicle. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Has the police or the JMO do a breathalyser TEST and include the findings in the police or JMO’s report please. The “Rule-of-Law” should be the same to everyone whether it is a JVP parliamentarian, Government (UNP/SLFP/UPFA), any opposition party MP or the Joint Opposition MP. The JVP should PRACTICE what it preaches and set an example. The JVP or MP Vijitha Herath, an up and coming politician should not be ashamed to admit guilt, if done. Even the USA president admitted a sex crime he committed and regretted to the nation. Our politicians/parliamentarians should learn to admit their FAULT, when it had happened and tender their regret/apology to the public because they are PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES elected by the majority votes of the “people” who represent the power of Democracy. These politicians should understand why we are writing these COMMENTS, because we are watching them.
    Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice.

  2. The crux of matter that JVP member of Parliament has not go through real legal procedure .
    Vititha Herath of JVP cannot be above the law.
    He should appear before court of law ,in fact Judge give bail out not that by the police.
    Police could not take power of Judiciary .Then country will turn into police state.
    JVP is/was Terrorist outfit ,and anti-establishment organization by its origin but evolution politics has change colour and class of politics now turn into bourgeoisie class back by UNP.

    Regardless current politics of more or less by anarchism but not that democracy , JVP must come under normal law and order.
    Herath seems to be above Judges and legal system of our land. That created bad image of democracy of norms aspects by public of Island.


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