Forbidden fruit cost flight engineer Rs. 15 million

By Chitra Weerarathne

The Supreme Court recently ordered a co-respondent in a divorce action to pay compensation Rs. 15 million to the husband, whose matrimonial consortium with his wife had been shattered by infidelity activities of his wife with the co-respondent.  The co-respondent is a flight engineer and a native of Panadura district.

The husband had been informed by reliable parties of his wife’s matrimonial misconduct and she had been caught red-handed in a five-storeyed hotel at Narahenpita.

The persons working at the hotel, and the friends who accompanied the husband to trace the wife and her lover at a hotel room, had made statements at the police station subsequently.

Consequently, a divorce action had been initiated by the husband, at the district court of Nugegoda. The wife had not contested the case. The case had been heard ex-parte. The district Court had allowed the divorce action and granted the husband Rs. 20 million as compensation payable by the co-respondent flight engineer.

The wife and the co-respondent appealed against the district court order. But the Court of Appeal had upheld the district court order and rejected the appeal by the wife and her illicit lover.  Next they had filed an appeal in the Supreme Court seeking relief.

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