67-year prison term for selling land with fake deed

Wednesday, 01 July 2020 - 14:39

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The Colombo High Court today (01) sentenced five persons, including four of the same family, to 67 years in prison for selling a valuable 29-perch land at Marine Drive in Kollupitiya with a fake deed.

Delivering the verdict, judge Gihan Kulatunga also imposed a Rs. 130,000 fine and ordered them to pay a Rs. 14 million compensation to the complainant.

Investigations revealed the land in question was sold on 24 October 2012 using a fake deed after its owner went abroad.