Thursday, August 25, 2011
Death penalty for 4 suspects in Angulana double murder
The four suspects in the double murder in Angulana were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court trial-at-bar today (Aug. 25).
The convicted are former OIC of Angulana Police Thumbegedara Newton, constable Indrawansa Kumarasiri, constable Dhammika Nihal Jayaratne and homeguard Janapriya Senaratne.
Judges Deepali Wijesundara, W.T.M.P.B. Warawewa and Kumuduni Wickramasinghe passed the death sentence on the suspects.
The suspects had been in remand prison for nearly two years.
The attorney general filed charges against them over the shooting dead of two youths Dinesh Tharanga and Dhanushka Udayakantha Aponso, who had been in their custody, on 12 August 2009.
source : srilankamirror