10-year suspended sentence for stealing 20 coconuts



A man who was found guilty of trespassing into an estate in Kehel Ella and stealing 20 coconuts worth Rs.1,200 was sentenced to one year of rigorous imprisonment by Minuwangoda Magistrate T. Thenabadu.

However, she ordered that the sentence be suspended for 10 years since the convict has no previous offences.

The court ordered the accused to serve these 10 years with good behaviour. Sumit Ranjith Jayalath, a father of one, who is a resident of Kehel Ella, Divulapitiya, was handed over the suspended prison sentence.

He had committed the offences at Kehel Ella, Divulapitiya on or around January 31, 2021.


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