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Two sentenced to death over murder in 2008

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Two accused who were found guilty for killing a person using sharp tools in Grandpas area between

February 16 and March 30, 2008 were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court.

Following a lengthy trial, the judgement was delivered by Colombo High Court Judge Mahesh Weeraman after considering the evidence transpired during the trial.

The Colombo High Court Judge maintained that the prosecution was able to prove the charges against the accused beyond reasonable doubts.

The accused Gayan Dushantha and Dushantha Priyankara alias Loku were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court.

The Attorney General filed indictments under section 296 of the Penal Code against five accused for killing Jabaar Nana using sharp tools in the Grandpass area between the period of February 16 and March 30, 2008. Three accused were acquitted and released from the case and other two accused were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court.

Thursday, February 16, 2023 – 01:08











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