Power pirate fined | Daily News

Power pirate fined

A female owner of a guest house, who pleaded guilty to the charge of illegally obtaining electricity by tampering with the electricity metre installed at her guest house, was imposed a fine of Rs. 84,216 by Matara Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Uresha de Silva.

Out of this amount, Rs. 25,000 was the Court fine and Rs. 59,216 was the compensation due to the CEB for the income loss.

According to the CEB investigation officials, the accused had utilized this unlawfully drawn power to run the guest house for a long time.

The accused is a resident of Wellewatte in Matara.

Investigation officials led by K. G. Saranadasa attached to the Colombo Special Investigation Unit of the CEB and Matara Police jointly made this arrest and prosecuted.



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