Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Convicted Kandy Mayor released under special Presidential pardon

Former Mayor of Kandy city of Sri Lanka Kesara Senanayaka who was convicted for robbing public money was acquitted yesterday under a special presidential pardon.

Senanayaka was convicted for defrauding funds allocated for a training in Thaiwan and touring in Singapore with his wife with that money.

He was found guilty by Colombo Chief Magistrate for two counts. He was fined and given suspended jail terms as well.

The punishments were endorsed by the Court of Appeal as well following an appeal from the convict.

The convict was pardoned and released yesterday by Colombo Chief Magistrate Rashmi Singappuli on an official request from the President Mahinda Rajapaksa under section 34 (1)(A) of the constitution.
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