NCP High Court sentences two individuals over 2008 arson

NCP High Court sentences two individuals over 2008 arson

NCP High Court sentences two individuals over 2008 arson

Written by Nadeeshan Meedin

16 Mar, 2017 | 2:48 pm

2 people have been sentenced to 19 years and 6 months of rigorous imprisonment for setting fire to the house of UNP manager- Raja Johnpulle.

The sentence was passed by North Central provincial High Court judge Manjula Tilekeratne earlier today.

The crime occurred in 2008 during the North Central provincial council election campaign.

The estimated damage incurred from the fire was close to Rs. 5 million. 3 of the 6 people who were charged with the crime have been acquitted while 1 person passed away during the trial period.

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