Former Deraniyagala PS Chairman gets 24 year rigorous imprisonment

The former Chairman of the Deraniyagala Pradeshiya Sabha, Anil Champika Wijesinghe alias ‘Atha Kota’, was today sentenced to 24 years rigorous imprisonment on bribery charges.

Wijesinghe, who was found guilty, was also ordered by the Colombo High Court to pay a fine of Rs 20,000, a penalty of Rs 400,000 and Rs 250,000 as compensation to the plaintiff.

He was found guilty of demanding a bribe of Rs 500,000 to issue a street line certificate for a property belonging to a woman from Deraniyagala in 2001.


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