( January 19, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) On August 1, 2011 the Mawanella Magistrate sentenced Ms. Irangani Madduma Kumari to 8 months rigorous imprisonment for illegally possessing a weapon. She is wife of Mr. Piyatissa is a member at the Local government of Mawanella.
Irangani who is presently at the Raja Veediya female prison has been enjoying all comforts including lunch from the best hotels in Kandy, violating prison regulations. Her husband has been using his political influence to provide all comforts from the very first day of her imprisonment. Piyatissa, a member of the Mawanella pardeshiya saba (Local government) is also an illicit liquor dealer and a well-known thug. It is learnt that Piyatissa is known to throw his power and weight in Mawanella.
Except the few female prison guards who objected to daily visits of Piyatissa and meals from hotels rest of the prison official have share in the privileges extended to Irangani. The ASP of Kegalle prison Malith Liyanage and ASP of Bogambara prison Priyankara have intervened on behalf of Iranganie to assist her with daily visits and meals and other items which are not supposed to be given to sentenced prisoners. It is learnt that both ASP’s Malith and Priyankara are paid by Piyatissa for assisting this unlawful and corrupt practices.