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Sri Lanka: Weerawansa supporter sentenced for contempt of court

Image: Sudesh Premalal being taken to courts by prison guards.

Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne  sentenced a supporter of National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansafor obstructing court proceedings.  On January 24 when the Judge ordered to remand Weerawansa one of his supporters, Sudesh Premalal shouted  in protest.

He was immediate remanded and today judge  imposed a one and half year imprisonment suspended for seven years on him.

He was charged  on two counts, one for obstructing a public servant and second defaming the judiciary under contempt of court.

The suspect Sudesh Premalal  pleaded guilty to the charges.

A fine of Rs. 1,000 too was imposed for the first charge.


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