The Gampaha High Court passed death sentence yesterday on three convicted of homicide committed 17 years ago.
That was when the relevant case was taken up for hearing before a special seven-member jury.
The murder had taken place on 22nd February 1999.
It is said that the three accused had tied the hands and feet of the person concerned and killed him and thrown the body to the Kelani River.
The body was recovered two days after the killing.
The person thus killed was a 27-year-old three-wheeler driver resident in Pannipitiya.