Rigorous imprisonment for Mahinda Abeykoon
March 30, 2015 05:17 pm
Chairman of the Central Provincial Council Mahinda Abeykoon has been sentenced to two and a half years rigorous imprisonment by the Kandy High Court on Monday (30).
The judgment was delivered, when a case in which the Chairman and 13 others had been charged with an election violence incident, was taken up for hearing before Judge Menaka Wijesundara.
The Judge acquitted eleven accuses who had been indicted in the case. The case was heard in the absence of two accuses as they passed away before the judgment.
Mahinda Abeykoon was sentenced on three counts including unlawful assembly during the General Election in 2001.
He was elected chairman of Central Provincial Council on 9 October, 2013.