Four sentenced to death over murder 12 years ago

Four people were sentenced to death today over a murder committed 12 years ago.

The Matara High Court sentenced the four individuals to death after they were found guilty of murdering a father of two in Ghandara.

Meanwhile, according to reports, five police officers who were attached to the Kandekatiya police, and a former Civil Defence force member were sentenced to death by the Badulla High Court today, after being found guilty of a 2014 murder of a suspect who was in their custody.

The death sentence is not implemented in Sri Lanka and as a result the convicts will serve life in prison. (Colombo Gazette)