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* Body of the witness of a case against Sri Lanka's ruling party politician found in a well
Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 08:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 01, Puttalam: The body of a crucial witness of a case, in which a ruling party politician of Sri Lanka was sentenced, was found in a well today.

The deceased, R.A.M.P. Bandara, was the fourth witness of the case against former Western Provincial Councilor Ananda Sarath Kumara who was charged for making a female teacher to kneel down in the school for taking disciplinary action against his daughter.

The victim had disappeared for several days and his body was found in a well near the school Nawagaththegama Navodya College where the incident took place.

Sources said that his evidence was crucial in the case to convict the former provincial councilor.

The autopsy of the former Provincial Councilor deceased will be conducted at the Puttalam Base hospital, tomorrow.

The forced the teacher to kneel down in her class as a punishment for reprimanding his daughter for wearing a short school uniform in violation of school's code of conduct.

The victimized teacher, Susila Herath, backed by the Ceylon Teachers' Union fought for her rights.

The ruling party expelled the accused and ordered him to resign from his Council post.

On May 12, Puttalam High Court Judge Priyantha Fernando sentenced him to two years rigorous imprisonment, suspended for seven years and ordered to pay Rs. 300,000 to the teacher as damages on top of a Rs. 50,000 fine.

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