June 07, Colombo: Colombo High Court today sentenced a two police officers who were convicted for abducting and raping two women, to over 20 years of rigorous imprisonment.
Colombo High Court judge Gihan Kulatunga sentenced the former Sub Inspector of the Sapugaskanda Police Station and the security assistant of police each to 20 years and six months of rigorous imprisonment
In addition the judge fined each convict Rs. 77,000 and ordered to pay Rs. 200,000 each to the two young victims.
The Attorney General had filed the case against the two suspects on charges of forcibly abducting the two girls from Bambalapitiya area on 18th February 2003 and raping them.
After a long trial, Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga ruled that the suspects were guilty of the charges and imposed the sentences.