Written by Staff Writer
07 Feb, 2019 | 3:34 pm
Colombo (News 1st): Former Chairman of the Kalutara Pradeshiya Sabha Lakshman Vidanapathirana was sentenced to 5 years in Prison by the Colombo High Court over bribery charges.
He was arrested in 2012 for soliciting a bribe of Rs. 3 million to resolve a land issue in Kalutara. Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga ordered to recover the Rs. 3 million he received as a bribe.
In addition, the court ordered Vidanapathirana to pay a sum of Rs. 2 million to the complainant and also imposed a fine of Rs. 5000 for each of the 4 charges against him.
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