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Attacking UNP rally in Mawathagama: Former PS chairman gets 10 year RI

Kurunegala Pradeshiya Sabha former Chairman Patric Kumarasinghe and another person were yesterday sentenced to 10 year rigorous imprisonment by Kurunegala High Court Judge Maneka Wijesundera for attacking a UNP rally in Mawathagama in 1999.

They were found guilty of six charges.

Former PS Chairman Kumarasinghe and Priyantha were indicted by the Attorney General for unlawful assembly, shooting and pelting stones at the UNP rally held at Mawathagama Dambokka junction on December 15, 1999 in the run up to the General Election.

The case had been proceeding for nearly 18 years. State Counsel Lahiru Jayamanna prosecuted. Attorney Upali Jayamanna appeared for the accused.