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Dematagoda abduction: Suspended sentence for Hirunika’s 7 supporters

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The seven suspects, who were accused of abducting a man in Dematagoda in 2015, were sentenced to two years of Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) suspended for 12 years by High Court Judge R. Gurusinghe today.

The seven suspects were sentenced to one year RI on the 1st charge and another one year RI for the 11th charge.

Except for the second suspect, all the others were also ordered to pay Rs. 20,000 each as a fine for the first charge.

The court ordered that they be given four months RI if they failed to pay the fine.

All suspects, except for the second suspect, were ordered to pay Rs.10,000 each as fine for the second charge. In the event they failed to pay the fine, the court ordered to extend their sentence by three more months.  

For the 13th and 23rd charges, the suspects, except for the second, were ordered to pay Rs. 1,000 per charge, and their sentences to be extended by one month per charge if they failed to pay the fines.

The second suspect was ordered to pay Rs.75,000 as compensation to the victim, while the fifth suspect was ordered to pay Rs. 10,000 and the other suspects Rs.40,000 each.  

The eighth suspect, who is underage, was released on a bond of Rs.100,000.

MP Hirunika Premachandra, the ninth suspect, was the only suspect who did not accept the charges, when the case was taken up previously. (Farook Thajudeen)

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  • S.P.RAMKUMAR Friday, 24 November 2017 04:38 PM

    Gang leader not accept Guilty, if she win the case, Other underworld leaders will use this case and come out from the criminal charges.

    Pramod Fernando Friday, 24 November 2017 05:34 PM

    Which means Hirunika's henchmen were crazy individuals who wanted to abduct this man for fun and played hide and seek with him.

    Mason Friday, 24 November 2017 05:41 PM

    It is at the instigation of Hirunika that the person was abducted, and she goes unpunished. Is this not traverse of Justice !

    emma Friday, 24 November 2017 08:23 PM

    the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree

    Premalal Friday, 24 November 2017 05:54 PM

    Is there precedence for suspending sentences for kidnapping?

    sena* Friday, 24 November 2017 06:05 PM

    The woman parliamentarian involved here is a criminal character,even previously also she lead team of criminals to a a office at kinsy road and attempted to forcibly evict person who was residing there ,so this kind of acts not new to her,in this shameful case also she directed her paid gangsters to kidnap this young father,she should be punished severely as an example for future parliamentarians

    Namal Perera Friday, 24 November 2017 06:12 PM

    What ever the Government, they bend the law to set free the Politicians involved in various crimes. We have seen the security personal punished for the murder of a Journalist who exposed the former corrupt family who ruled the Country and now the punishment of supporters of a politician for a abduction. Why cant they go one step further and punish the real culprit who got them to do the dirty jobs? Until we get rid of all the Political Crooks from the Parliament, Country is not going anywhere but down hill. If the Political parties continue to field Criminals as candidates, the Citizens should forget party politics and discard such undesirable candidates at elections.

    Defender Kumari Friday, 24 November 2017 06:53 PM

    Justice Yahapalana style.

    Shan Friday, 24 November 2017 07:06 PM

    Poor henchmen!! Even none had presented to pay Rs. 1000 and Rs. 10000 for them!!! Finally, they had to pay the consequences in ending up in jail with RI. The Law is always "WILL TO POWER"

    Yahapala Naaya Yayi Friday, 24 November 2017 07:34 PM

    They are paid gangsters. They will do anything for their lady boss.

    HT Friday, 24 November 2017 07:08 PM

    Corrupt Judiciary ! These hired guns are being shockingly leniently handled with suspended sentences is to pave the way for the leader of the pack,an attractive hot woman,to get acquitted or a just getaway with a fine.

    stardust Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:36 PM

    I agree fully with Emma..... via DM Android App


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