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Court of Appeal acquits Lalith Weerathunga & Anusha Palpilta

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The Court of Appeal today acquitted former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former director general of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC), Anusha Palpita from the ‘Sil Redi’ distribution case.

They were sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga on 7 September 2017, after being found guilty to the charge of misappropriating Rs.600 million belonging to the TRC and using it to distribute ‘Sil Redi’ during the 2015 presidential election campaign.

Colombo High Court also imposed a fine of Rs.2 million on each of the convicts and ordered to pay Rs.50 million to the TRC as compensation.

Later, an appeal was filed against the High Court verdict by the Lawyers of Weeratunga and Palpita.(Farook Thajudeen)

 

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  • Sando Thursday, 19 November 2020 11:06 AM

    Happy......Good...

    Dr. Mahinda Ranaweera Thursday, 19 November 2020 11:21 AM

    Effect is any government can use public resources for election campaigns of a candidate!

    Joshua Thursday, 19 November 2020 11:35 AM

    Each Govt keep their people released. Politicians and their puppets can do anything in this country and escape punishment. Way to go

    Chux Thursday, 19 November 2020 11:50 AM

    Yea we know the decision under Rajapakshas everything do to harm the nation getaway

    ravin Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:07 PM

    Not a surprise with same old system. A difference between haves and not haves.

    Rasika Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:07 PM

    Some one steal mango will go to jail in SL.

    Puppa Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:14 PM

    Hina hina mewata mata hina hina

    Sri Wickrema Thursday, 19 November 2020 02:30 PM

    One of the judges was already promoted.

    janam Thursday, 19 November 2020 04:34 PM

    oh yeah gentlemen you are free now. let's party . go back to work and see what you can free distribute next.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 19 November 2020 07:15 PM

    Ha Ha 70% idiots voted for this, so what?

    Sad Citizen Thursday, 19 November 2020 08:01 PM

    One country , 225 Laws

    Demuni Uduwara Thursday, 19 November 2020 08:10 PM

    Who will reimburse Rs.600 millions? That's our money. A wrong precedence. God is above.

    FF Thursday, 19 November 2020 09:47 PM

    WILL THE AG FILE CHARGES ON MR. FOR THEY WERE USED A DAY BEFORE 2015 JAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AS PROPAGANDA IN FAVOR OF HIM

    Demuni Uduwara Thursday, 19 November 2020 10:15 PM

    Who will reimburse Rs.600 millions? As usually we knew the verdict in advance. Anyway, God is above.


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