Three accused sentenced to death over 2003 murder

Three people accused of murdering a man in 2003 have been sentenced to death.

The death sentence was issued by Galle High Court Judge Manjula Thilakaratne today.

The three, including two from the same family, were accused of committing the murder in January 2003.

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