A youth who pleaded guilty to stealing a bottle of brandy from a star class hotel in Colombo was fined and sentenced to a one year suspended imprisonment term by a Colombo Court yesterday.
The accused Chamara Kashyapa was arrested by the Kollupitiya Police for allegedly stealing a bottle of brandy valued at Rs.23,000 from the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo on September 17, 2010. Police alleged that the accused had entered the hotel under the pretext of a hotel guest and taken away the bottle of brandy from the lawful custody of a hotel employee.
When the case came up before Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne, the accused was ordered to pay a fine of Rs.1,500 and further sentenced to one year imprisonment suspended for five years. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)