Gampola Vidanage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda was sentenced to death by Colombo High Court Judge Preethi Padman Surasena today on charges of possessing of 7.05 grams of heroin in Mount Lavinia in 2008.
According to the Poisons, Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, any person who is in possession of 2g from heroin will be punished with death. So the law has been upheld.
antidrug Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:57 AM
drug lords are specialist in hiding evidence thats why its very hard to prosecute them for the actual crimes commited in a court of law, in the end the final verdict which is the highest possible punishment that was given to him so it doesnt matter if it was 1000 kg or 1g justice has been served
K. C. John Thursday, 15 October 2015 10:45 AM
Al Capone was eventually jailed for proven tax evasion although it was known that he was behind many murders, drug deals and bootlegging, all of which could not be proved.
Katie Thursday, 15 October 2015 09:28 AM
Since the death sentence has not been sanctioned as yet, those sentenced to death should be kept in isolation to feel the pain that victims faced because of them. Leaving them in the open with the other prisoners will not serve the purpose.
sacre blieu Thursday, 15 October 2015 09:08 AM
What a joke. This amount of drugs is only the tip of the iceberg. Much, much more has been , both, smuggled in and out of the country in a well organised manner, and is known to key administrators. In some of the raids, concerning various valuable items, in many cases, only what is sufficient for prosecution and promotion merits, are produced and the rest is either pilfered or diverted to the pockets of certain people. The Peliyagoda policeman involved in such a case, is also the tip of the huge dump. These statistics are only good for bedtime stories.
Ajja Wednesday, 14 October 2015 06:01 PM
Hooooooooooooooooooooooooo ....7.05 grams!!!!!!!Joke of the year...................
mano Wednesday, 14 October 2015 05:53 PM
This just for Seven grams ...! What about who were caught killos
Perumal Wednesday, 14 October 2015 05:20 PM
Oh, No, Our jailers and Guards will have a whale of a time
simon Wednesday, 14 October 2015 03:22 PM
yes it is a joke.Possessing just 7,05 grams and took 7 years to prosecute.
mack Wednesday, 14 October 2015 01:30 PM
Will this punishment ever give ?????????????? DOUBTFUL/////////////
DMS Wednesday, 14 October 2015 01:27 PM
D and M Silva must having Night Mares now -
Ravi Wednesday, 14 October 2015 01:12 PM
mara bloody joke no for 7.05 grams you become a drug kingpin.
ANTON Wednesday, 14 October 2015 10:50 AM
I THINK OUR TWO HANGMEN WILL HAVE TO WORK HELL OF OVERTIME.
LogicalCitizen Wednesday, 14 October 2015 01:03 PM
Remember it iwas GR who had him caught in Karachchi and brought down to SL. Ironically he landed in Colombo on 9th Jan. We must not be afraid to give due credit.
Peace Lover Wednesday, 14 October 2015 01:02 PM
7.05Grams only??? Others would have got spilt while bringing to Courts. When will the Courts Order be Executed???
ibadun Wednesday, 14 October 2015 12:51 PM
this guys may hanged first to save coooons...funny yah
Aruna Wednesday, 14 October 2015 12:42 PM
So many crimes are done by people and escape from being behind bars. This is not a fair judgment imposing death sentence for possessing of 7.05 grams of heroin.
Captain Wednesday, 14 October 2015 12:08 PM
Keep an eye on officers of small South Asian origin ships that frequent our region.
Sammy Wednesday, 14 October 2015 12:04 PM
What about rapists and murderers. Will such swift capital punishment be delivered to them also.
Sapu Wednesday, 14 October 2015 12:00 PM
Will this ever happen under MR regime when Wele Suda was living in the mansions of politicians?
tarzan Wednesday, 14 October 2015 11:38 AM
Its a joke ??????
Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 14 October 2015 11:29 AM
So what about everyone else that he pointed out?
Mandy Wednesday, 14 October 2015 11:10 AM
Oh !!!!! what a breath of relief......finally....
Appu Wednesday, 14 October 2015 10:54 AM
7.05 grams? I want to leave this planet!
Barney Wednesday, 14 October 2015 10:53 AM
The drug kingpin of srilanka had only 7 grams of heroine. Lol
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