30-month jail term for CPC Chairman

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Kandy High Court Judge Menaka Wijesundera sentenced Central Provincial Council Chairman Mahinda Abeykoon (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) to two and a half years rigorous imprisonment, after being found convicted for offences under the Penal Code of the Parliamentary Elections Act No: 01 of 1981.

The High Court Judge, delivering the judgment said the first count called for six months rigorous imprisonment, the second count a further one year rigorous imprisonment and the third count for one more year.

High Court Judge Wijesundera was specially assigned to hear this case in which 14 persons were indicted under the Parliamentary Elections Law Act. (L.B.Senaratne and J.A.L. Jayasinghe)
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  • GonAliya Tuesday, 31 March 2015 05:45 AM

    1st election result

    Bala Tuesday, 31 March 2015 07:59 AM

    Would never have dreamt of this 100 days ago. All the corruption of the UPFA was shelved by the Bribery Comm and Courts and Police. Next how about the toy pistol case of Hambantota Mayor.

    Martin Milton Tuesday, 31 March 2015 05:29 AM

    WOW! GOOD things are happening at last in Sri Lanka. Let us hope it continues on and on as the people there deserve better. MM


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