Jailed Hambantota Mayor taken to Angunakolapelassa prison

Friday, 02 August 2019 - 18:42

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Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando and Pemasiri Paranamana were transported to Angunakolapelassa prison this afternoon.

Earlier, Eraj Fernando and Paranamana were sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment by the Hambantota High Court after they were found guilty in the case against the wielding of a toy pistol.

The High Court judge Chamara Tennakoon acquitted the other three accused of the case.

The accused were charged for threatening and wielding a toy pistol at a group of UNP MPs while they were engaged in an inspection tour of the Hambantota Port complex on April 17, 2014.

In addition, the Judge ordered the two convicts to pay a fine of 60 thousand rupees.

At the same time, they were ordered to pay a compensation of 1.3 million rupees to the affected party.


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