Minister Prasanna Ranatunga’s MP’s seat is not going to be affected as his imprisonment had been suspended, reviews the ‘Aruna’ newspaper, quoting a senior official of the Elections Fee.
He had additional acknowledged that to ensure that a Member of Parliament to be disadvantaged of his seat underneath the Elections Act, the related sentence ought to have been imposed for a time period not exceeding two years and he ought to serve a time period of six months.
He had additionally added that the offense shouldn’t be a civil case however a felony case underneath the Penal Code.
Yesterday (06), Minister Prasanna Ranatunga was discovered responsible of 1 depend of allegedly extorting Rs. 64 million from a businessman.
Excessive Court docket Decide Manjula Tillekeratne sentenced the minister to 2 years rigorous imprisonment suspended for 5 years.
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