Two brothers found guilty of mur­der sen­tenced to death

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY K.S. FER­NANDO

Walavidurage Ras­an­tha alias ‘Kovila’ and his brother Walavidurage Amith Madu­sanka were found guilty of mur­der­ing Chaminda Ku­mara Per­era and yes­ter­day sen­tenced to death by Panadura High Court Judge Pad­mini Ranawaka Gu­natilleke.

The two brothers, both res­i­dents of Panadura had on De­cem­ber 25, 2005 kid­napped and stabbed to the death Ku­mara Per­era who was a res­i­dent of Walpola.

Po­lice told Court that the vic­tim had been in love with a sis­ter of the ac­cused who warned her to give up the af­fair and when their pleas failed they had killed him. The JMO who per­formed the post­mortem ex­am­i­na­tion said there were 19 stab in­juries on the body. The two ac­cused in­dicted on charges of un­law­ful assem­bly with the mo­tive to mur­der. The ac­cused were each sen­tenced to six month rig­or­ous im­pris­on­ment for un­law­ful assem­bly.

The Judge said the pros­e­cu­tion had proved the charges be­yond rea­son­able doubt. State Coun­sel K.V. Indika pros­e­cuted while At­tor­ney Chanaka Amaras­inghe ap­peared for the de­fence.

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