Former principal sentenced to five years for bribery

Court Decision

A former principal of a school in Matale district was sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court yesterday.

This is for accepting a bribe of Rs.150,000 to admit a student to the school in 2014.

High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga observed that the prosecution had proved the accused guilty beyond a reasonable doubt on four counts.

The accused was arrested by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption on February 8, 2014 while accepting Rs.150,000 after soliciting Rs.200,000 from a parent to enroll a student.

The accused was further ordered to pay Rs.60,000 on four counts.Rs.150,000 was also ordered to be paid as compensation to the complainant party.

(Source: Daily News – By Lakmal Sooriyagoda)