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* Update: Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita guilty sentenced to rigorous imprisonment in financial misappropriation case, intend to appeal
Thu, Sep 7, 2017, 06:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 07, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Thursday sentenced two high profile state officials of the former government to rigorous imprisonment for misusing state money.

Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga today sentenced the former President's Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and the former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Palpita after they were found guilty of misappropriating state funds for the reelection campaign of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Accordingly, they were each sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment and fined 2 million rupees each.

They were also ordered to pay 50 million rupees each to the TRC before 20th September. Default of the payment of fine would extend the jail term by one year each.

Weeratunga, who was the Chairman of the TRC during the previous government and Palpita were charged with criminal misappropriation of Rs. 620 million of TRC money from 2014 October 30 to 2015 January 05 for election campaigns of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The attorneys representing the defendants informed the Colombo High Court that they intend to appeal the court's ruling.

 

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