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Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 11:55
Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita sentenced to rigorous imprisonment
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Former Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Anusha Palpita were sentenced today (07) after they were found guilty in the “Sil Cloth” case.

The verdict was delivered by Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga.

Accordingly, they were given a 3-year rigorous jail term each and they were also fined 2 million rupees each.

They were also asked to pay 50 million rupees each to the TRC as compensation. It should be paid before 20th of September.

Failing to pay the compensation, the jail term will be extended by further two years.

The Attorney General's Department filed charges against them based on an investigation carried out by the FCID.

Announcing the judgment, Colombo High Court Judge, Gihan Kulatunga said that the respondents have acted to give political favor to the former President by committing the offence when an election had been called during that time.

The court stated that the allegations against the two respondents were proved beyond reasonable doubt.

After the judgment was passed, our correspondent stated that Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita were taken to the Welikada Prison.

Update : Thursday, September 7, 2017 12.40
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“Sil cloth” case : Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita found guilty

Former Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Anusha Palpita were found guilty for the “Sil Cloth” case.

The verdict was delivered by Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga a short while ago.

The Attorney General instituted legal action against them, accusing them of using state funds to distribute “Sil clothes” for devotees at the Buddhist temples island-wide, during the last presidential election.

They have used 600 million rupees from the funds of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission for the purpose.

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