Convicted ex-Army Lieutenant pays Rs. 2 million as compensation

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 14:07


The former Army Lieutenant convicted over the death of LTTE suspect who was killed when attempting to escape, while being under military custody in 1998, has paid Rs. 2 million to his family as compensation.

Former army personal Wimal Wickrema paid the sum, collected by the Joint Opposition, before Colombo High Court Judge Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena.

Wickrema was also fined Rs. 10,000. The victim’s wife and father received Rs. 1 million each.