Man gets 20 years’ RI, Rs.500,000 fine for child abuse | Daily News

Man gets 20 years’ RI, Rs.500,000 fine for child abuse

Galle High Court Judge Sujeewa Nissanka sentenced a man to 20 years’ Rigorous Imprisonment found guilty in a child abuse case heard in court for over 11 years.

In addition to the jail term the offender was fined Rs. 25, 000 and ordered to pay a compensation of Rs. 500,000 to the victim. In case of failure to pay the fine he was subjected   to another 12 month imprisonment and an additional jail term of 24 months if he fails to pay the compensation. The accused is Wakwelle Chulalankara and the victim who was a novice monk (Samanera) at the time of the crime is now a disrobed layman.