Arjuna Ranatunga’s younger brother gets 2 years in jail: Verdict against Prasanna in money extortion case, suspended for 5 years


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Prasanna Ranatunga, younger brother of 1996 world champion Sri Lankan cricket team captain Arjuna Ranatunga, has been jailed. He was sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment by the High Court there. The court has also suspended Sri Lanka’s Urban Development Minister Ranatunga for 5 years.

A case of money extortion was registered against Prasanna in 2015. He had threatened a businessman and demanded money from him. The High Court has found him guilty. While his wife and co-accused in this case Maureen Bury has been acquitted. A case was also registered against Maureen.

Fined twice, now the trader will have to pay 2.5 crores and 10 lakhs
The court has also asked Prasanna Ranatunga to pay the fine amount twice separately. They will have to pay about 2.5 crores and 10 lakh rupees as compensation to the trader.

Ranatunga has scored more than 5 thousand runs
Arjuna Ranatunga is counted among the legendary players of Sri Lanka. He has scored 5105 runs in 93 test matches in his career. Whereas in 269 ODI matches, he has 7456 runs in his name. He has 4-4 centuries in both the formats. He has also taken 16 wickets in Tests and 79 wickets in ODIs.

Sri Lanka became champion after defeating Australia by four runs
In the 1996 World Cup, the Sri Lankan team under the leadership of Arjuna Ranatunga defeated Australia by 4 runs and became the champion. In this tournament, India was knocked out after losing to Sri Lanka in the semi-finals.

Sri Lanka win series over Bangladesh
Recently Sri Lankan team has won the test series against Bangladesh. He defeated Bangladesh by ten wickets in the second test match. The first Test match ended in a draw. Fast bowler Asitha Fernando (4/93 and 6/51) bowled well.

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