Mon, 27 May 2024 Today's Paper

Lalith and Palpita appeal against HC verdict

11 September 2017 03:29 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


An appeal has been filed against the High Court verdict by the Lawyers of former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita the former director general of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga sentenced them to three years rigorous imprisonment after finding them 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.

The Judge also imposed a fine of Rs.2 million on each of the convicts and ordered that they pay Rs.50 million to the TRC as compensation.

  Comments - 11

  • ANTON Monday, 11 September 2017 03:38 PM


    Sharon Monday, 11 September 2017 03:40 PM

    Hope they will get bail soon... They have NOT ROBBED...

    GIFT Monday, 11 September 2017 06:37 PM

    Yes - only gifted due to the largeness of their heart.

    Ranjith Monday, 11 September 2017 07:21 PM

    Give them bail, but get the big rogue who gave orders and looted portion of that money behind bars.

    Sofia Monday, 11 September 2017 09:47 PM

    They took what was not theirs for the boss. that is theft - not robbery.

    saras Monday, 11 September 2017 07:24 PM

    MR can appear for you both as a lawyer as he knows the facts better than anyone else.

    Ranjith Monday, 11 September 2017 07:30 PM

    Give them bail but get the rogue who ordered the 600 million dollar loot behind bars.

    VJ Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:24 AM

    Not a chance, MR confirmed the two committed the crime as charged. May be MR can volunteer to take their place in the prison.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:09 AM

    The forty thieves of Ali Baba robbed for their master knowing absolutely well that it was a crime. Does it mean each time one of those thieves is caught, he is released because they did it for their Master? Absurd logic.

    ceylon Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:37 PM

    where the money for him for expensive lawyers.he did dirty job and beneficiery now paying him. via DM Android App

    Tuesday, 12 September 2017 01:14 PM

    It will be like the IRMA downgraded to category 1. less valued GSM.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment