SRI LANKA: 6 SENTENCED TO DEATH FROM TANGALLE AND KALUTHARA
July 3, 2014: The Kaluthara and Tangalle High courts passed death penalties on 6 individuals today who were found guilty for 2 murder cases.
Two individuals were given death penalties by the Tangalle high court while giving the verdict of a case where a woman was murdered in the Mudarawana area in Walasmulla in 1998, due to a land dispute.
The verdict was given by the Tangalle high court judge Lalith Wijesekara.
The two individuals facing the death penalty are 57 and 54 year old brothers, from the same area.
Meanwhile the death sentence was imposed by the Kalutara high court on 4 individuals who were suspects of a murder which took place in the Mahagama area in Bulathsinhala, Kalutara.
The murder had taken place on the 4th of July 2012.
The case was filed by the Attorney General stating that the suspected individuals have killed the person by attacking him with a sharp weapon and stoning.
The deceased was identified as Galhenkandage Lal Gunawardena.
The case was taken before the Kalutara high court judge P. Padman Suresan today. (Sources: hirunews.lk, 3/7/2014)