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A doctor found guilty to the charges of raping a woman and pushing her off the sixth floor of the Negombo General Hospital was sentenced to death by Western Province High Court judge M.M.A. Gafoor today.

Dr. Indika Sudarshana Balage was also sentenced to fifteen years in jail and fined Rs.10,000.

In the case which lasted for 17 months, Doctor Indika Sudharshana Balage, a resident of Maradankadawala and a father of one child was also sentenced to 15 years rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs.10,000.
 
The doctor had murdered Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Chamila Dissanayake, a resident of Moneragala at Katukuramandiya on November 12, 2007.
The Attorney General had indicted the accused at the conclusion of the police investigations and without conducting a non-summary trial. The case was taken up for hearing Western Provincial High Court Judge M.M.A. Gafoor from April 29, 2013.
 
The accused had opted for the case to be heard without a jury.
 
It transpired that the victim Chamila had visited the Negombo Hospital on the advice of a private doctor for the treatment of a cyst in one of her breasts. She had been operated and had visited the hospital on a clinic day for further consultations and it was on that day that she met with her death at the hands of the hospital doctor. Dr B. Prasanna Priyanjith Perera, the senior lecturer of the Faculty of Judicial Medicine of the Kelaniya University testifying at the hearing confirmed that she had been a virgin prior to her death.
 
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  • Topa Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:48 AM

    what? the Trial took 7 long years?? what a lot of Human Time and Resources would have spent all these years? Can the Authorities have some mechanism to speed up Court Cases??

    bonapart Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:48 AM

    Rape and kill the victim = Death sentence
    Rape and kill the victim's BF= 20 year

    basti Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:55 AM

    Poor fellow, chosen the wrong profession. Should have been a politician.

    pradeep Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:56 AM

    If he was useless political henchman instead of a doctor, judgment would be very different. Miracle of Asia !

    ven.pathberiye wimal Thursday, 04 September 2014 03:26 AM

    I agree.

    Laminate Wednesday, 03 September 2014 07:23 AM

    Dr. deserve the sentence...

    ABC Wednesday, 03 September 2014 12:59 PM

    A devil wearing MBBS coat via DM Android App

    old citizen Wednesday, 03 September 2014 11:57 AM

    Place him in the female ward before death sentence to practice his profession

    Deborah Anne Cramer Wednesday, 03 September 2014 07:33 AM

    Hats off to the Magistrate who passed this order

    mount Wednesday, 03 September 2014 01:03 PM

    Seven years gone now. Another five years in appeal court

    TheLaw Wednesday, 03 September 2014 12:13 PM

    Fine's dont go to the Victim, a fine is a statutory requirement which goes back to the state.

    The women's family can get money if they commence civil proceedings for wrongful death.

    But since the respondent is in custody, he has no requirement to be pay any cost orders.

    Dr.Doo Wednesday, 03 September 2014 07:44 AM

    Rs 10000??? Is this gonna help that women s family?

    CITIZEN Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:05 AM

    Another matter for the GMOA to go on strike, expect health sector strike once again - WONDER OF ASIA

    kithudugama Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:36 AM

    he should be castrated before hanging

    mohamed asfar Thursday, 04 September 2014 04:35 AM

    why death sentence when nothing carried out ?

    Gamini Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:56 PM

    People like this should be hanged in public. via DM Android App

    Roshan Thursday, 04 September 2014 04:37 AM

    Poor doctor, may be he did not any have political contacts.

    M.L.Francis Thursday, 04 September 2014 04:44 AM

    He is DOCTOR KILL.

    M.L.Francis Thursday, 04 September 2014 04:47 AM

    He is Doctor Kill .

    galleguy Thursday, 04 September 2014 04:52 AM

    Now I also feel sharia law is more suitable to SL than roman dutch law.

    lankan Wednesday, 03 September 2014 07:23 PM

    Sharia law should apply here to control crime via DM Android App

    Public Wednesday, 03 September 2014 04:16 PM

    What Death sentence or punishment What punishment after declaring death sentence Send the bogus Doctor straight away to gallows

    Gamini Thursday, 04 September 2014 02:16 AM

    Good!!!.....any pardon in the long run ?

    KAMAL Thursday, 04 September 2014 05:48 AM

    Where is Wariyapola girl, if she there she would have kill this doctor!!


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