In an interesting verdict, a Colombo court has ordered a woman to pay rupees five million in damages to her former heart-broken lover for ditching him before marriage.
In a love story that turned sour, a heart-broken lover who filed action against his girlfriend for making false promises of marriage won the law suit on Friday and was awarded rupees five million in damages.
"Colombo District Judge Wikum Kaluarachchi awarded the damages to Ajith Nandana Prasanna who in his plaint informed court that he started an affair with Shiromalee Malkanthi in March 1999 while they were employed at a garment factory in Oman", The Daily Mirror reported on Saturday.
They had exchanged letters and met frequently and the parents who were informed had consented to the marriage, it said. Later, the two had made arrangements to get married and Prasanna had bought jewellery worth rupees 50,000 to give as a gift to his girl friend.
However, in 2002 the girl had begun to avoid him and had asked him to stop the affair as she had no intention of getting married to him, the newspaper said. Several requests by the boy and attempts by relatives of the two families to reunite the two had failed.