Sittandy teen imprisoned over Sigiriya episode expresses gratitude

Sittandy teen imprisoned over Sigiriya episode expresses gratitude

Sittandy teen imprisoned over Sigiriya episode expresses gratitude

Written by Staff Writer

30 Apr, 2015 | 10:22 pm

The young girl who was serving a two-year prison term for scribbling on the ancient Mirror Wall at Sigiriya was released on Thursday.

The seventeen-year-old girl was arrested on February 14, this year for scribbling on the mirror wall of Sigiriya with a hair pin while on an educational excursion from Kalmunai.

The Dambulla Magistrate later handed a two-year prison sentence for her actions. Cinnathambi Udayasiri, who is a resident of Sittandy Batticaloa, was later granted a presidential pardon upon a request by her mother.

Speaking to the media, the mother of the young 17-year-old girl said that the family suffered and were in distress. She also added that the media, especially News 1st, were very vocal about the release of her daughter.

Also, Cinnathambi Udayasiri’s brother thanked the President and everyone who spoke on behalf of his sister’s release.

Upon her release from Anuradhapura Prison, Cinnathambi Udayasiri stated that she will never do such a thing again and noted that nobody should. She went on to thank all the ministers, and especially the President, for her release.

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