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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 10:27
Death Sentence to Drug Kingpin Wele Suda
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The Colombo High Court today sentenced Samantha Kumara alias Wele Sudha to death after found guilty of possessing of 7.05 grams of heroin.

The judgment was delivered when the case was taken up for hearing before High Court Judge Preethi Padman Surasena.

Vele Suda was indicted by the Attorney general for possessing and selling 7.05 grams of heroin at Mt. Lavinia on December 4th of 2008.

While delivering the verdict, the Judge stated that the charges against the suspect have been proved beyond doubt.

The case against Vele Suda was trialed continuously for three months.

Witnesses including officers of the Police Narcotic Bureau and the Government Analyst were summoned by Court to give evidence to prove the charges against the suspect.

Samantha Kumara alias Vele Suda was arrested in Pakistan recently, and he is also accused of charges under the Money Laundering Act.

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