Death Penalty to three persons by the Nuwara Eliya High Court


Three persons found guilty of murder were sentenced to death by the Nuwara Eliya High Court on Wednesday, (25).The death sentence has thus been imposed on three persons found guilty in connection with a killing that had taken place in an estate in Lindula in Nuwara Eliya in 1993.

The person thus killed was a 35 year old mother of two children, resident at the Lindula -Logi estate.

Charges were filed against ten persons over the murder. Three other suspects were sentenced to ten year rigorous imprisonment. The remaining 4 suspects were acquitted. Nuwara Eliya High Court Judge E.W.M.Lalith Ekanayake announced the verdict that was reached by a seven-member jury.