Aug 02, 2019

H'tota Mayor Eraj sentenced to 5-year imprisonment

Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando and another individual have been sentenced to five years in prison by the Provincial High Court today (Aug 2).

The suspects have been accused of threatening a group of parliamentarians who had been on an inspection tour at the Hambantota Port, using a pistol. The incident had taken place in April 2014.

Meanwhile, three others who had acused of involvement in the incident, had been acquitted by the High Court during today's hearing.