SAUDI ARABIA. 4 SRI LANKANS EXECUTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY
February 19, 2007: Saudi Arabia executed four Sri Lankans for a series of violent robberies in the conservative kingdom. A statement on the official Saudi Press Agency said Victor Korea, Ranjid Silva, Santayoshya Kumar and Sharmeela Kumara were put to death in the capital, Riyadh.
The gang had wounded several people in a series of holdups in labour offices and opened fire on a Saudi citizen whose car they seized, it said. They were not convicted of murder. (Sources: Reuters, 19/02/2007)