Former Akuressa PS Chairman Saruwa Sunil acquitted

October 11, 2022 at 11:54 AM

The former Chairman of the Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha Saruwa Liyanage Sunil has been acquitted and released over a sexual assault case.

The Court of Appeal today released Liyanage Sunil who was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl in 2012.

He was arrested by the Children and Women Bureau of Matara Police in July 2012 in connection with allegations of molesting a 14-year-old girl.

He was sentenced to 15 years of rigorous imprisonment following his conviction in January 2020. (NewsWire)