WIJENAYAKE AND OTHERS v. AMERASENA AND OTHERS SC (FR) 290/98

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The Petitioners allege that a Police party entered the “Guesthouse” and
caused a search to be made. The Petitioners also allege that they were brutally assaulted. The Petitioners were also charged under the Brothels Ordinance, in the Magistrate’s Court, and all the Petitioners were acquitted after trial.

The State will pay the Petitioners Rs. 25,000/- as compensation and costs.
The three Petitioners will therefore be entitled to a sum of Rs. 150,000/- from the 1st to the 7th Respondents as compensation and a sum of Rs. 25,000/- from the State as compensation and costs making a total of Rs. 175,000/-.

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