SRI LANKA: FATHER OF 2 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR POSSESSING HEROIN
November 4, 2019:
A 38-year-old father of two on 30 October 2019 was sentenced to capital punishment by the Colombo High Court, over charges of possession of heroin. (Sources: adaderana.lk, 30/10/2019)
The defendant had been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) on 17 May 2017, at Rajagiriya with 9.06 grams of heroin.
The Attorney General had filed a case against the defendant over the possession of heroin.
Following a lengthy trial, the High Court Judge declared that the charges against the defendant have been proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
Accordingly, the accused was sentenced to death.