Three-year prison term, fine for selling land with a fake deed | Daily News

Three-year prison term, fine for selling land with a fake deed

Kegalle High Court Judge Jayaki De Alwis yesterday sentenced a man to a three-year prison term and ordered him to pay a fine of Rs.15,000 for fraudulently selling a plot of land by preparing a fake deed. The accused is Madiram Vithanalage Seneviratne, a 65-year-old resident of Ussapitiya Alupota.

When the case was called yesterday, the High Court Judge found the accused guilty and sentenced him to two years in prison with light labour and ordered him to pay a fine of Rs. 15,000 as well. She also sentenced him to eight months of light labour if he did not pay the fine.

The High Court judge who handed down a sentence of one year’s imprisonment with labour for the second charge, also ordered that the sentences be served concurrently.

On or about August 4, 1994, a 36.08 perch portion of land named Raknakhena in Ussapitiya Waharakgoda, of Egoda Pattuwa, in the Galboda Korala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, belonging to the defendant, was measured and a deed prepared by an authorized surveyor A.D. Sirisuriya and registered at the Kegalle Land Registration office under Deed No. 2654 was sold to an individual named Hungampola Mudiyanselage Milton for Rs. 200,000.

This money had been paid through a cheque by the person who bought the land. It was said in court that the accused had sold the land later, for a second time in 2007 to an individual named Warshakone Mudiyanselage Bandula Kusum Kumara by preparing a fake deed bearing number 4653, for Rs. 200,000.


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