09 February 2023 :
The Colombo High Court on 7 February 2023 sentenced to death a father of two who was found guilty of killing a young man suspected of having an affair with his wife.
He was accused of stabbing the man 16-times resulting in his death.
Colombo High Court Judge Nawaratne Marasinghe sentenced the accused Asika Maduka to death after the prosecution proved the charges against the accused beyond reasonable doubt.
The Attorney General had filed the case against the accused for killing Sadun Prasad in Mutuwal on the 12t March 2018.
The complaint noted that the accused was an employee at a local government institution, and on one particular day he had returned home to find his wife missing.
The complaint also noted that the accused had started searching for his wife in his three-wheeler and during the search he had seen his wife traveling in a three-wheeler with the victim.
It also noted that the accused had chased after them, and had an argument with both his wife and the victim.
The complaint further noted that thereafter, the lifeless body of the victim was found on the street.