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Five given the death sentence

12 December 2011 11:58 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Five in the same family, a mother, three sons and a daughter-in-law were given the death sentence by the Tangalle High Court over a murder in 1996 in Beliatta.

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  • suneth Monday, 12 December 2011 01:13 PM


    meranchim Monday, 12 December 2011 02:47 PM

    that is good ...

    Danushi Tuesday, 13 December 2011 03:01 AM

    At last justice after 5 years...

    Ziyard Tuesday, 13 December 2011 08:12 AM

    Good judgment.

    kolonnawa Tuesday, 13 December 2011 08:25 AM

    15 years

    Engineer Tuesday, 13 December 2011 08:45 AM

    capital punishment is not the way. we need restructure our prison systems to be more productive. each prisoner is effectively free labor upto 16 hours a day, 365 days a year. say an hourly productivity target of 700Rs and putting 200,000 Rs per prisoner into maintenance and operations cost of the prison, thats 4.08 million Rs a year per prisoner.

    If these 5 lived for another 30 years, thats ~ loss of 600 million Rs + expenses paid by the state in court hearing, trail, investigation and execution.

    I hope the new law will repatriate all these under performing state institutions.

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