Former SI and security assistant sentenced to jail for rape

A former Sub Inspector (SI) of the Sapugaskanda Police Station and a former security assistant were today sentenced to 20 years and 6 months of rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court over the alleged abduction and rape of two women in February 2003.

The court also ordered that a fine of Rs 70,000 each and compensation of Rs 200,000 each be paid to the two victims.

The two women had been abducted in Bambalapitiya and were later raped.

The suspects were found guilty and the sentence was delivered today. (Colombo Gazette)