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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 14:50
UPDATE: 8 sentenced to death for man slaughter
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8 persons responsible for two murders were sentenced to death by the Ratnapura and Panadura high courts today.

Panadura High Court Judge Mohammed Surthika Razim ruled death sentence on 7 individuals regarding a murder committed in 2005 in the Pinwatta area in Panadura.

Those who were sentenced to death are relatives of the deceased, from the same area.

The court proceedings revealed that a long running family dispute resulted in the murder.

Our correspondent said two brothers from the same family and three brothers from another family are among those who were sentenced to death.

Meanwhile, Ratnapura High Courts judge Achala Wengappulli sentenced a 31 year old person to death after he was convicted for murder.

The attorney-general had indicted the person for a murder committed in the Andaana area, Kahawatta by attacking the victim with a club, in 2006.



UPDATE: Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 06:38 PM
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8 persons sentenced to death by Panadura and Ratnapura High Courts

Panadura High Courts today sentenced 7 persons to death, after they were convicted for killing a youth.

Panadura High Courts Judge Mohammed Surthika Razim ruled death sentence regarding a murder committed in 2005 in Panadura area.

Meanwhile, Ratnapura High Courts Judge Achala Wengappulli sentenced a 31 year old person to death after he was convicted for murder.

The person has committed the murder by attacking the victim with a club in 2006 in Andana area, Kahawatta.


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