Pahan Gunawardane, the son of Minister Bandula Gunawardane was sentenced to six months rigorous imprisonment suspended for five years and was fined Rs.6,000 by the Matara Additional Magistrate today for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in an accident on February 20 at Gandara.
The Magistrate also ordered Pahan Gunawardane to pay Rs. 100,000 as compensation for the wife of the deceased. (Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)
Comments - 11
XXX Thursday, 05 June 2014 02:22 AM
Is there a law to charge the judge if he awards a lowest available punishment to influential offenders ?
saif Thursday, 05 June 2014 02:25 PM
This is our education minister at his best With his son Great Or in other words MARU
M.O.A.Careem Wednesday, 04 June 2014 10:03 PM
justice itself speak justice - same to all - very carefully scrutinized - no more no less - obey
abr Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:01 AM
This judgement is a joke.
Mason Wednesday, 04 June 2014 01:31 PM
What good are courts today if this is the justice being meted out. A life for just Rs.100,000/- !! Very, very much less than what a MP gets selling the car permit
Hambanda Wednesday, 04 June 2014 01:32 PM
It funny.....all those offenders connected to politicians are given suspended sentences whereas the ordinary people are jailed by the naive judges.
Shenesh Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:32 AM
it took only 3 1/2 months to finish the case. wow.
bummatta Wednesday, 04 June 2014 09:05 AM
bandula would pay this by money saved from his salary. I suppose i already saved millions by spending just 2500 months from his salary.
suranga Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:25 PM
did the 6000 fine at least cover the cost of hearing the case. he's back on the road with his usual high.. shame..
Exhorcist Wednesday, 04 June 2014 11:02 AM
He should have been sent immediately without a suspension to teach a lesson to the other big time's children
Fayad Wednesday, 04 June 2014 11:03 AM
Poor man life is only worth 100,000/- ???
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