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Ex-Akuressa PS chairman sentenced to 15 years RI

Former Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Saruwa Liyanage Sunil who was found guilty of molesting an underaged girl was yesterday sentenced to 15 years Rigorous Imprisonment by the Colombo High Court.

He was arrested by the Children’s and Women’s Bureau of the Matara Police on July 2012 in connection with the molesting of a 14-year-old girl.

Following a lengthy trial, the court declared that the charges levelled against the accused have been proven beyond reasonable doubt and sentenced him to 15 years Rigorous Imprisonment.

The case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Adithya Patabendi who also ordered the accused to pay a fine of Rs.25,000 as well as Rs. 250,000 in compensation to the victim.The Attorney General had filed an indictment against the former Chairman of the Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha Saruwa Liyanage Sunil for allegedly molesting an underaged girl in Akuressa between May 23, 2012 and July 2, 2012.

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