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Nov 24, 2017

Hirunika’s security personnel sentenced to rigorous imprisonment

The six security personnel attached to MP Hirunika Premachandra’s security detail, accused of having abducted a youth from Dematagoda in a Defender jeep, illegally detaining  and assaulting him, were sentenced yesterday (23) by the Colombo High Court.

The Colombo High Court Judge R. Gurusinghe had sentenced the six accused to two years rigorous imprisonment with a suspended sentence of 12 years.

The judge also ordered the accused to pay Rs. 32,000 each amounting to Rs. 285,000 as compensation to the victim.

Meanwhile, one of the accused was released on a Rs. 100,000 bond as he is a student and a minor. Court also warned him to be on good behaviour during the next two years.

The case was filed against MP Hirunika Premachandra and eight others by the Attorney General over this incident that occurred on December 21, 2015.

However, Hirunika had refused to accept the charges and Court notified that the relevant case against her will be taken up in the future.

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