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* Former President's security officers who assaulted Sri Lankan singers pardoned
Fri, Apr 11, 2014, 11:33 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 11, Colombo: Nine officers of the former President's Security Division (PSD) convicted and sentenced for the attack on a renowned Sri Lankan artist and his wife were released under a presidential pardon, Prison Department official said.

The Panadura High Court in August 2013 sentenced the 10 former PSD officers to four and half year prison terms and ordered them to pay Rs. 2 million in compensation to the aggrieved artists Rookantha Goonatillake and his wife Chandralekha Perera.

However, one of the suspects, who was disabled, was released by the court.

The PSD personnel were accused of assaulting and intimidating the two artists, in 1999. They were charged with unlawful organizing, intimidating and robbing the property worth of Rs. 3.6 million from the house of musician Rookantha Goonatillake.

However, the couple has in a letter to the current President has given their consent for the release of the PSD personnel and to take due measures to pardon them.

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