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Five men who stood indicted on charges of having murdered a 65-year-old resident of Walakumburegama in Nagoda on Oct. 23, 1998, were found guilty and sentenced to death by Galle High Court Judge K.B.K. Hirimburegama this morning.

The victim was shot dead during an altercation over the theft of tender tea leaves from an estate owned by a senior military officer.

1st and 2nd accused were soldiers while the 3rd and 4th accused worked in the tea estate. Two other accused were acquitted. (D.G. Sugathapala)

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  • Minan Wednesday, 27 February 2013 08:29 AM

    It will never be implemented in this land

    Dinesh Wednesday, 27 February 2013 08:34 AM

    After nearly 15 years....Wonder when Duminda Silva be sentenced for murder "IF" found guilty.

    Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 27 February 2013 08:34 AM

    It's funny how certain court cases finish at the speed of light and others take a eternity.

    Rom Wednesday, 27 February 2013 08:47 AM

    WOW!!!! our super efficient Judiciary systems wakes after fourteen years!!!!!

    Trevin Mendis Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:13 AM

    It will happen when only if democracy is established in the country...

    Lankan Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:13 AM

    Imagine the amount of time and money would have wasted by victims side also....if cases are taken this long to find justice ?

    ANTON Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:07 AM

    Our tax money will be spent for them until they die.

    Sonali De Silva Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:22 PM

    Murder is -
    To take the life of another human being intentionally, and it's usually premeditaded, which means planning.
    Altercation is -
    A heated or angry dispute; noisy argument or controversy.
    Now which is it? If its altercation then its manslaughter not murder.


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