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By Wasantha Chandrapala


A mother and her two sons were given the death sentence by the Kalmunai High Court this evening for the murder of a Civil Defence officer in 2004. The accused were condemned to death based on eyewitness accounts. 

The mother S. Umma (45) and her sons M. Faizal (26) and I. Rishan (24) had allegedly committed the murder over a dispute in Oluvil in 2004 and was subsequently arrested.

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  • Upul Wednesday, 21 July 2010 06:59 AM

    They were only given the death sentence. It was not carried out yet. And it never will be.

    raj Tuesday, 20 July 2010 07:43 PM

    What kind of person was this civil defence officer? Did he behave like a thug? Does this tells us that even mothers can commit crime?

    Nilanse Tuesday, 20 July 2010 09:13 PM

    It is NEVER right to take another person's life! No one, not even the state, has this right! If we say that "it's sometimes right to kill another," then this society will turn barbaric!

    Arshad Wednesday, 21 July 2010 09:33 AM

    What was the motive behind this killing, there should be a reason it cannot be a persional dispute, some thing more is there the people like to know. and the accused should be given the oppotunitity to defend them self if it was an obvious reason

    Lankan Wednesday, 21 July 2010 09:57 AM

    Different law for minority and majority? If justice prevail for everyone, nobody will talk about this. Can someone put us in the right picture.

    Handipora Tuesday, 20 July 2010 02:21 PM

    What is the responsibility of the civil society?

    Sicillian Tuesday, 20 July 2010 02:34 PM

    Something in my mind tells me that something wrong here.

    I Love SL Tuesday, 20 July 2010 03:11 PM

    We don’t have the right take the people’s life. Is it ok give life time prison but not the death penalty

    Babanis Tuesday, 20 July 2010 03:35 PM

    A sad day in the history of Sri Lanka.

    Just Another Citizen Tuesday, 20 July 2010 03:39 PM

    So why hasn't the Death Sentence been carried out for other trials? Will it be implemented for prisoners already in jail for murder?

    corinthian Tuesday, 20 July 2010 04:15 PM

    Me too. Looks like its fixed alright. Where is the justice?

    Lawyer Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:55 AM

    something fishy here! Jaffna doc given bail last week.

    Marikar Wednesday, 21 July 2010 06:06 AM

    What goes around, comes around!

    Lamaya Wednesday, 21 July 2010 06:17 AM

    I dont think Sri Lanka practices the death penalty yet. They just put people on death row for the entire life. They are not executed.


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