Ven. Medagoda Abhayatissa Thero has stated that they would launch a fund to assist the convicts in the ‘Sil Cloth’ case. An island-wide programme would be launched from 15 till 18 to collect money for this purpose.
He was addressing a press briefing on Sept 11. The convicts are former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Palpita. They were found guilty by the Colombo High Court in the ‘Sil Cloth’ case.