Death sentence for three accused, two acquitted | Daily News
Ingiriya Isurupura murder:

Death sentence for three accused, two acquitted

Panadura Provincial High Court Judge Padmini Ranawaka Gunatilleka yesterday passed death sentence on three of the five accused in the Ingiriya Isurupura murder that took place on October 30,2000.

The three accused were found guilty of committing the murder of Thelege Weerasinghe by cutting him with swords.

The accused were two brothers M.A. Wasantha Kumara,M.A.Daminda and D.M.Wasantha.

The other two accused G.S.Channe Chandrasiri and Dhanuska Lakmal were acquitted as the prosecution failed to prove the indictments against them at the trial. The judge stated that the accused were indicted by the Attorney Gneral with committing the death of Mahathelge Weerasinghe of Isurupura,Ingiriya.

The incident occured over a heated argument when the deceased won a cash bet while playing Teekbola at Isurupura, Ingiriya.

After a lengthly trial,the prosecution was able to prove the case against the 1st, 2nd and 3rd accused indicted with committing the murder of Mahathelge Weerasinghe by cutting him with swords

“The prosecution was unable to prove the indictments against the 4th and 5th accused and they were acquitted,” the Judge said. State Counsel K.V.Indika prosecuted. 


 

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