A former magistrate has been sentenced to 05 years Rigorous Imprisonment by the Colombo High Court.
She was found guilty of violating the Public Property Act by under-recording fines charged for excise offenses in two cases.
Former Galle magistrate – D.S. Merinchiarachchi has been convicted in this manner.
Colombo High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja also ordered to issue an open warrant to arrest Ms. Merinchiarachchi, who has been absconding, and to produce her in court.
However, the case was taken up in her absence and a fine of Rs. 22,500 has also been imposed on her.
The case was filed by the Attorney General and the Colombo High Court Judge noted that the charges were proven without any doubt.
(Source : Adaderana)