Kidnapper gets 30 years in prison | Daily News

Kidnapper gets 30 years in prison

Panadura Provincial High Court Judge Padmini Ranawaka Gunatilleke found an accused guilty of kidnapping, assault and committing culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The accused, Simonhewage Wijendra Silva of Pinwatte Panadura was sentenced to 30 years' imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10,000 on each count for kidnapping Sampath Sameera. The trial took 11 years to conclude yesterday.

On each of the three indictments,Silva was sentenced to 10 years totalling 30 years imprisonment with a fine of Rs 10,000 on each count.The sentences will run concurrently, the judge said pronouncing the judgement, in open Court.

In this case, the Attorney General has indicted Simonhewage Wijendra Silva of Pinwatte Panadura with kidnapping Dameera Sampath and murdering him at Amabalanduwa, Panadura and causing grevious hurt to Eric Athulathmudali by assaulting him on May 24,2005. Attorney Chanaka Amarasinghe defended while State Counsel K.V. Indika prosecuted. 


 

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