Former staff sergeant Sunil Ratnayake released on presidential pardon

26 March 2020 03:01 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former staff sergeant of the Army, R.M. Sunil Ratnayake, who was sentenced to death over the murder of eight Tamil civilians in Mirusuvil, Jaffna in 2000, has been released on a special presidential pardon today.

Commissioner General of Prisons Jayasiri Tennakoon said he was released from the Welikada Prison.

Sunil Ratnayake was sentenced to death on June 25, 2015 by the Colombo High Court after a 13-year-trial.

Five persons including Sunil Ratnayake were accused over the case, however four other accused Second Lieutenant R.W. Senaka Munasinghe, T.M. Jayaratne, S.A. Pushpa Saman Kumara and Gamini Munasinghe were not found guilty and thereby acquitted and released from the case.(DSB)

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  • Robert Thursday, 26 March 2020 03:40 PM


    Jayawewa Srilanka Thursday, 26 March 2020 03:41 PM

    OH MINOR OFFENSE MAN RELEASED. DRUNK AND DRIVING STILL INSIDE??? Very good. Keep it up good judgment??

    wicks Thursday, 26 March 2020 03:49 PM

    lest we forget

    Janan Thursday, 26 March 2020 03:58 PM

    So we don't need courts and prisons in Sri Lanka.

    Nathan Thursday, 26 March 2020 04:06 PM


    Indika Edussuriya Thursday, 26 March 2020 04:07 PM

    Wow finally. This is great news. Finally the Presidential pardon allowed through the constitution is justified.

    asun Thursday, 26 March 2020 04:14 PM

    This is very good

    ram Thursday, 26 March 2020 04:41 PM

    Mr.Sumanthiran and Mr.Sampanthan would welcome the decision since they were working hard on their object of helping the Sinhalese government

    cineha Thursday, 26 March 2020 06:16 PM

    Walk the talk.

    Laksiri Ferdinando Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:23 PM

    Getting ready for elections.

    johan Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:27 PM

    Gota is only a good task master ,but he must not overrule the sentences of the Courts and spoil his name, taking only one side. As president what is the answer he is going to give to the grieving family of five and a child who got murdered by this Ratnayake

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