Accused sentenced to death 19 years after killing boy
Nineteen years after the incident took place an accused, who stood indicted of the murder of a 14-yearold schoolboy, was found guilty and sentenced to death by Gampaha High Court Judge Priyantha Fernando yesterday.
The accused Kegalla Devage Karunaratne (59) of Nikahetikanda in Nittambuwa, a father of five, had on July 31, 1996 stabbed to death a schoolboy of the area, A.D. Ajith Rohana (14). The accused had been 40 years of age at the time of the murder.
He was sentenced to further years rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs.1000 for stabbing two others in the process.