SRI LANKA: DEATH SENTENCE IMPOSED ON JULAMPITIYE AMARE
November 11, 2019:
The Tangalle High Court on 8 November 2019 imposed the death sentence on ‘Julampitiye Amare' over the Katuwana shooting incident in 2012. (Sources: MENAFN - Colombo Gazette, 08/11/2019)
Julampitiye Amare was found guilty over the murder and was sentenced to death.
Gigana Gamage Amarasiri alias Julampitiye Amare was the main accused in the shooting incident on a JVP meeting in which two people were killed.
Amare has been accused of murders, raping women and extortion in various parts of the Hambantota District.
He was also the leader of the coup that took place in the Tangalle Prison in July 2002 during the then UNF Government.
Amare's alleged involvement in 22 murders, 11 rape incidents and 13 extortion cases marked his ascension as the most feared under world figure in the Hambantota area.