Former NW Provincial Councillor sentenced in ‘teacher kneeling case’

Former NW Provincial Councillor sentenced in ‘teacher kneeling case’

Former NW Provincial Councillor sentenced in ‘teacher kneeling case’

Written by News 1st

12 May, 2014 | 11:41 am

Former North Western Provincial Councillor, Ananda Sarath Kumara, who had made a teacher at his daughter’s school kneel in front of her class, has been sentenced to two years of rigorous imprisonment, suspended for seven years.

The sentence was handed down by the Puttalam High Court Judge, Priyantha Fernando on Monday morning. The judge further ordered Sarath Kumara to pay a fine of Rs.50,000.

In the event of failure to pay the fine, the judge ordered that the defendant serve a six month prison term. He has also been ordered to pay a compensation of Rs.300,000 to the teacher.

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