04 October 2019 :
A mother and a son of the same family on 3 October 2019 were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court over a case of murder.
The order was issued by High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi when the case was taken up on 3 October.
The convicted mother and son had murdered the wife of the son by setting on fire back in 2007. The incident had, reportedly, been the result of a family issue.
Following an extensive hearing, the 75-year-old mother and the 35-year-old son were issued capital punishment.