Two Ugandans who pleaded guilty to a charge of printing forged US dollar notes were yesterday ordered to be deported by Court after a JMO report said they were HIV AIDS positive.
High Court judge Rohini Perera imposed a fine of Rs. 40,000 in addition to the deportation order.
The accused Kyongo David (36) and Rashid Daniel (37) both from Kompala, Uganda were on January 15 indicted on four charges of printing dollar notes with the help of computers.
The dollar notes found in their possession were produced in court.
It was revealed the two accused were unaware they were infected with the disease until the Judicial Medical Officer`s report was read out in court.
The accused pleaded guilty and the defence counsel asked court to impose a suspended sentence.
The High Court judge observed that after committing such a serious offence the accused should not allowed to go free as it would give the impression that Sri Lanka was a place for offenders.
Judge Perera said public funds should not be spent to maintain such criminals and imposing the fine of Rs. 40,000 ordered them be deported. State counsel Azad Navavi appeared for the prosecution.