Legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga's brother sentenced to 2 yrs imprisonment for extortion

PTIUpdated: Monday, June 06, 2022, 06:51 PM IST
article-image
Arjuna Ranatunga |

The younger brother of Sri Lanka's legendary cricketer and the 1996 World Cup-winning captain was on Monday sentenced to two years' rigorous imprisonment for extorting money by threatening a businessman.

The case against Urban Development Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, 55, was filed in 2015.

The High Court here convicted Prasanna and sentenced him to two years' rigorous imprisonment, suspended for five years.

He was also ordered by the court to pay a fine of Rs 25 million (USD 69,061) rupees and another Rs one million (USD 2,762) as compensation to the businessman.

Prasanna's wife, who was also a co-accused, was acquitted of charges.

He is the younger brother of the legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga, under whose captaincy the island nation won the 1996 Cricket World Cup held in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai: After Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal tests positive for COVID-19

Mumbai: After Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal tests positive for COVID-19

Mumbai: Sanjay Nirupam, 20 others of Congress acquitted

Mumbai: Sanjay Nirupam, 20 others of Congress acquitted

Mukul Roy resigns as PAC chairman from West Bengal Assembly

Mukul Roy resigns as PAC chairman from West Bengal Assembly

Huge nationwide protests over Teesta Setalvad's arrest, rights activists demand her release

Huge nationwide protests over Teesta Setalvad's arrest, rights activists demand her release

Maharashtra Political Crisis: CM Uddhav Thackeray strips 9 rebel ministers of their portfolios

Maharashtra Political Crisis: CM Uddhav Thackeray strips 9 rebel ministers of their portfolios