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Three sentenced to life imprisonment

Three accused who were found guilty for possessing and trafficking heroin in three separate cases, were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Colombo High Court.

Accordingly, A.W. Manoj and T.R.H. Karunaratne who were residents of borella and Muniyandi Upul Chaminda alias 'Konda Chaminda', residents of Maligawatta, were sentenced by the Colombo High Court.

The cases were taken up before the High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi.

The first accused, A.W. Manoj was arrested with 6.68 grams of heroin following a raid carried out by the Police Narcotics Bureau in 2013.

The second accused, T. R. H. Karunaratne was arrested in connection with the possession of 2.37 grams of heroin following a raid carried out by the Excise Department on August 27, 2013 in Wellampitiya.

The third accused, Muniyandi Upul Chaminda alias 'Konda Chaminda', a resident of Maligawatta was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division on November 14, 2013 for possession and trafficking of 3.29 grams of heroin.