Court settles case against businessman | Daily News

Court settles case against businessman

A misappropriation case was settled before the Panadura Provincial High Court Judge Mahesh Weeraman following the submissions made by the defence lawyer Sisira Kodikara and the aggrieved party lawyer Praneith Peiris.

When the case was called on September 24 before Court against the accused businessman Edirirathnage Pradeep Nishanth, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officials stated that a complaint had been lodged at the CID against the accused a year ago that he had purchased materials worth Rs. 60 lakhs from a businessman stating that he would pay the sum later but had not paid the money.

When the Attorney General filed indictment before Court on September 24, 2020, the accused decided to settle the case paying Rs 35 lakhs.

The aggrieved party lawyer agreed and the accused agreed to pay Rs. 35 lakhs in monthly installments. In defaulting the money, he had to undergo 18 months’ imprisonment.