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1 Kamal Addararachchi V State on Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:46 pm

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Sri Lanka Law Reports 393, Vol. of 2000

The accused in this case was indicted in the High Court of Colombo under two counts. In the first count he was indicted with the abduction of a girl, in order that she may be forced or seduced to have illicit intercourse, an offence punishable under Section 357 of the Penal Code. In the second count he was indicted with having committed rape on the girl, on the said date, an offence punishable under Section 364 of the Penal Code. The learned High Court Judge after trial convicted the accused on both counts and sentenced him to a term of two years rigorous imprisonment on the first count and to a term of 10 years rigorous imprisonment on the second count, both sentences to run concurrently. In addition the accused-appellant was ordered to pay a fine of rupees one million with a default term of two years rigorous imprisonment. It was further ordered that out of the said fine of rupees one million a sum of Rs. 900,000 be paid to the prosecutrix as compensation. The Court of Appeal later acquitted the accused on the ground that absence of consent to intercourse has not been prov

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