Former accountant sentenced to 10-year RI

Former Accountant of the Water Supply and Drainage Board Trincomalee Divisional Office was sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment (RI) for misappropriating Rs. 17.4 million.

Henry Volter Kumaranayake of Nuwara Eliya Road, Welimada was sentenced by Trincomalee High Court Judge M. Ilanchelian for misappropriating six cheques between January 1 and December 31, 2003. The Court also ordered the convict to pay Rs. 52.2 million to the government as damages or another 10-year RI in default.

Five cheques had been deposited in his wife's bank account in the Nittambuwa Branch and the other one was deposited in his bank account.

Seven more similar cases are to be heard before court against the convict.

State Counsel Chakrawarthi Yadawan appeared for the prosecution. 

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