Lalith and Palpita appeal against HC verdict

An appeal has been filed against the High Court verdict by the Lawyers of former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita the former director general of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga sentenced them to three years rigorous imprisonment after finding them guilty to the
charge of misappropriating Rs.600 million belonging to the TRC and using it to distribute ‘Sil Redi’ during the 2015 presidential election campaign.

The Judge also imposed a fine of Rs.2 million on each of the convicts and ordered that they pay Rs.50 million to the TRC as compensation.