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A person sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment need only serve a term of 12 years and 9 months in terms of prison law, said prisons  department sources.

They said a person sentenced to one year in jail need only serve eight months and six days if the prison’s records show that his conduct has been good.

Last Friday a sentence of 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment was imposed on the former chairman of the Tangalla PS, Sampath Chandra Pushpa Vidanapathirana and two others who were found guilty of the murder of a British national and the rape of his girlfriend. They could have their jail term reduced to 12 years and nine months if their conduct is good.  

Those with a bad record will have to serve their full term.

Some inmates may have a chance of serving only half their term with prison certificate for good conduct and under the president’s general amnesty, according to the prisons department. (Jayantha Samarakoon)
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  • Mottayah Monday, 21 July 2014 11:10 AM

    [quote name="ANTON"]DOES OUR PRESIDENT ISSUE GOOD CHARACTER CERTIFICATES FOR THE PEOPLE WHO COMMIT RAPES AND MURDERS.[/quote]
    Good question...But the person who issues such certificates need to first be of good character and moral values..??

    indi Monday, 21 July 2014 11:11 AM

    He can be used after releasing

    Jayantha Jayamanne Tuesday, 22 July 2014 04:10 AM

    [quote name="ibadun"]banana republic and banana justice and law[/quote]

    Not just Banana - its rotten banana, laws are not applicable to ruling party politicians.

    AIA Tuesday, 22 July 2014 04:15 AM

    Its a waste of time even to comment on this type of informantion

    ANTON Monday, 21 July 2014 07:21 AM

    YEAH, THAT IS WHY THIS BUGGER HAD A LOVELY SMILE IN HIS FACE

    mercy Monday, 21 July 2014 07:42 AM

    Banana Republic

    mack Monday, 21 July 2014 01:14 PM

    international community please NOTE via DM Android App

    Exhorcist Monday, 21 July 2014 07:47 AM

    Ha...ha...ha known secret of asiawe aasharya. What about a general pardon on the next Independence Day??

    sada Monday, 21 July 2014 03:33 AM

    Cant ha be released on amnesty for election purposes?

    Public Monday, 21 July 2014 07:48 AM

    Does it mention anything about Presidential Pardons on days he may consider is suitable?

    sanka Monday, 21 July 2014 08:09 AM

    Please don't said ' lovely smile' I hate him and his smile.

    observer Monday, 21 July 2014 08:41 AM

    I wonder he is already released, for being super good human being within the prison cell.

    ibadun Monday, 21 July 2014 04:53 AM

    banana republic and banana justice and law

    southpaw Monday, 21 July 2014 04:58 AM

    he will come out soon to engage in Politics

    roshan Monday, 21 July 2014 05:07 AM

    this is the fun part....that means the victims will suffer the loss for their entire life (life sentence). but the criminal will be free just after 12 years. ....this is a cursed country

    Roshan Monday, 21 July 2014 08:54 AM

    Don't be surprised, definitely he will be released after March 2015.

    Ruvin Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:00 AM

    Top class Buddhist country

    ANTON Monday, 21 July 2014 05:10 AM

    DOES OUR PRESIDENT ISSUE GOOD CHARACTER CERTIFICATES FOR THE PEOPLE WHO COMMIT RAPES AND MURDERS.

    ra Monday, 21 July 2014 10:49 AM

    he will be out sooner via DM Android App

    Gamarala Monday, 21 July 2014 09:16 AM

    The lot should have been sentenced to life imprisonment. 20 years for such an heinous crime is not justified.

    Grace Monday, 21 July 2014 09:21 AM

    there are blessed rapists and murderers and the King knows about their future.

    Arjuna Ranawana Monday, 21 July 2014 09:23 AM

    No need to wait till 12 years and 9 m . Wait till Nov 2014.

    Guard Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:51 AM

    He will go free with a special presidential pardon via DM Android App

    Iron_Lion_Zion Monday, 21 July 2014 05:33 AM

    In Sri Lanka there are two types of Law for Murder.
    If you're a regular Joe - Death Sentence
    If you've friends in higher places - Endless possibilities and NO death sentence.

    Fayad Monday, 21 July 2014 09:33 AM

    Tangalla PS, will only serve less than three years he will get special pardon

    ruvin perera Monday, 21 July 2014 05:35 AM

    We aren't fools! This is injustice! Civil society will wake up!

    Raman Monday, 21 July 2014 03:22 PM

    God will funish him even if he able to escape with the power of politics. .. Sad..sad sad.. via DM Android App

    The God Father Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:24 AM

    Believe me, though he is in prison, he is as good as a free man.

    november papa Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:04 PM

    So better option in a threatening situation is quickly eliminate the threat as it seems to offer the better deal who kills first wins anyway via DM Android App

    Nirusika Monday, 21 July 2014 11:24 AM

    These are the lope holes where in Sri Lankan law makes the convicted to escape from the true sanction. Murder and rape is a severe crime it should be punished by the way it is

    Kapil Monday, 21 July 2014 11:32 AM

    By this time next year he will be out. via DM Android App

    bullshit Monday, 21 July 2014 11:33 AM

    Here comes the actual side. Im sure they will get released before 12 years n 9 months. It Was given 20 years before just to please the UK and his family members.

    Thambiya Tudawe Monday, 21 July 2014 06:05 AM

    OK...
    This is good for Tangalle PS Chiarman, who sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment.

    Victory Monday, 21 July 2014 06:08 AM

    He will be free no sooner the victims brother's flight takes off from Colombo - This our law n punishment.

    Dee Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:38 AM

    So we will see our tangalle chairman out in no time and back in parliament. Probably as a shadow mp for tourism ministry.

    M.O.A.Careem Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:42 AM

    ha....ha....relief good contine


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