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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 23:04
Fmr. Colombo High Court Registrar given suspended jail term for cheating
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A former Chief Registrar of the Colombo High Court who was convicted of cheating Rs. 19 million from the money collected by the High Court as fines and cash sureties, was given a suspended jail term today (26).

Accordingly, the Colombo High Court Judge, Vikum Kaluarachchi sentenced her to a 22-month jail term and suspended it for 10 years.

She was also fined Rs. 13,500 and also directed to pay a compensation of Rs. 1 million.

She along with 5 others was accused of misappropriating monies meant for the Colombo High Court as fines and cash sureties, for a period of 3 1/2 years from 1990.

The former Registrar accepted her guilt and she is now 79-years-old. Her lawyer said that certain officials have pressed her to do this.

She is also deprived of her pension now. The Judge gave his verdict considering all those factors.

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