VIDEO: Two-year suspended jail sentence for Ananda Sarath Kumara

VIDEO: Two-year suspended jail sentence for Ananda Sarath Kumara

May 12, 2014   11:42 am

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Former North-Western Provincial Council member, Ananda Sarath Kumara, who forced a female school teacher to kneel before him, was sentenced to 2 years Rigorous Imprisonment suspended for 7 years by the Puttalam High Court today.

Delivering the verdict when the case was taken up today, High Court Judge Priyantha Fernanado also ordered the defendant to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 and Rs 300,000 in compensation to the female teacher in question.

Sarath Kumara will serve a further sentence of 6 months if he fails to pay the fine and another 1 year if he fails to pay the compensation to the victim.

The ex-Councillor was arrested on June 15 last year for allegedly punishing a school teacher at a school in Nawagattegama by making her kneel down after she reportedly warned Kumara’s daughter regarding her uniform. 

The teacher had later lodged a complaint with the police over the incident.

Sarath Kumara was expelled from the SLFP and barred from contesting future polls on June 18, 2013.

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