Sakvithi charged with bigamy

By Chitra Weerarathne

The Attorney General yesterday indicted Sakwithi Ranasinghe with bigamy. The indictment, filed in the Colombo High Court, alleged that while being married to Subashini de Silva Ariyaratne of Wellampitiya, Sakvithi had married Kumari Anuradhini, thereby contracting multiple marriages.

Sakvithi, who is currently serving a prison term over financial misappropriation, was brought to the Court by the prison authorities.

The charge sheet was read out to the accused Sakvithi by the Court Mudaliyar.

Sakvithi pleaded not guilty.

High Court Judge Wimal Nambuwasam ordered the police to record the fingerprints of the accused.

The case will be called next on October 24, 2012.

Sakvithi was not represented by a counsel yesterday.

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