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Convicted of murder: Six cops sentenced to death

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Six police personnel including a sub inspector attached to the Kandaketiya Police were sentenced to death by Badulla High Court Judge Rohan Jayawardane today after they were found guilty of murdering a youth and assaulting four others at Meegahakiula in Angurukaduwa in 2014.

Those convicted are as follows: Kandaketiya Police SI G. Somaratne, Constables P.D. Pathmakumara Gamage, R. Pushpakumara, M. G. Abeyratne, police assistant D.M. Wijeratne and civil defence officer S.M. Jayasundara.

The Attorney General had indicted the police personnel on charges of causing the death of a youth arrested on charges of treasure hunting on May 7, 2014.

High Court Judge Rohan Jayawardane said prosecutor’s evidence has revealed that the convicted police officers had arrested the five youth on false charges and assaulted them when the victims had visited Bogahalanda in Kandaketiya to purchase a three-wheeler.

The convicts were also fined Rs.5,000 each. (Lunugala Prasanna Pathmasiri)


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  • ceylon Monday, 09 January 2017 08:39 PM

    according to court order hang these criminals tomorow.if president dont discharge his dutiespunish the the president for conpemt of court. via DM Android App

    Nimal Tuesday, 10 January 2017 02:04 AM

    This is good news and nobody is above the law and more often our police are abusing the system like the politicians. By the way my son is a serving police officer and they are trained to respect people and obey the law of the land and get severely punished if the set a bad example to the public by breaking the law of the land.


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