Written by Zulfick Farzan
06 Jun, 2022 | 3:17 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lankan Minister Prasanna Ranatunga was sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment suspended for five years, after he was found guilty of one of the charges in a case filed for threatening a businessman.
The Colombo High Court also imposed a fine of Rs. 25 Million on the Minister and ordered him to pay Rs. 1 Million as compensation.
If the Minister fails to pay the Rs. 25 Million fine, 9 more months will be added to the sentence.
If the Minister fails to pay the Rs. 1 Million compensation, 3 more months will be added to the sentence.
The Minister’s wife and another person who were also charged in the case, were acquitted and released from all charges by the Colombo High Court Judge.
They were accused of threatening a businessman named G. Mendis and demanding Rs. 64 million to evict unauthorized occupants of a land in the Meethotamulla area in Kolonnawa and to refill the land. The Attorney General filed the case on 15 individual counts.
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