Six month imprisonment for Englishman

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A British tourist who assaulted an Italian who fell in love with the former’s Sri Lankan fiancée and took her to a hotel in Unawatuna area was fined Rs.20,000 and sentenced to a six month light imprisonment suspended for five years, by Galle Chief Magistrate Harshana Kekulawala yesterday. He was sentenced for a further one month light imprisonment in default of the fine.

Police told court that the suspect Danniel George Lomas had been in love with a Sri Lankan young woman from Ambalangoda area. However, she had later fallen in love with the complainant Luna Montolli an Italian, and visited a hotel in the Unawatuna area. They were enjoying a drink when the suspect who happened to be in the hotel rushed to the scene and assaulted the complainant.

Habaraduwa police had produced the suspect in court while Attorney at Law Tharanga Mawadawila appeared for him. (D.G. Sugathapala)

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  • Jeeves Tuesday, 30 June 2020 04:18 PM

    Why suspended for 5 years? If you do the crime, you do the time!

    dickie bird Tuesday, 30 June 2020 04:47 PM

    Is the Magistrate suffering from a skin colour Amnesia?? Why light imprisonment? Did the Chief Magistrate go bonkers with the colour of the skin or the Country? Magistrate forogot the Light Imprisonment given to people of UVA-Welessa in 1818?

    Rohan, Lawyer Tuesday, 30 June 2020 05:17 PM

    Most of the Magistrates in Sri Lanka were unknown third rate Lawyers with not much practice before being appointed to the Judiciary. This judgement of issuing suspended sentence for a British white guy is a disgrace.

    Dayawathie Wednesday, 01 July 2020 08:15 AM

    What about the gold digging Sri lankan prostitute?.

    tommy atkins Wednesday, 01 July 2020 11:29 PM

    can you not report the truth? this did not happen how it is written and nobody got imprisoned, no suspended sentences were handed out it was a fine only. the press are complexly lying here!! please don't believe all you read


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