Accused in Piliyandala murder case acquitted | Daily News

Accused in Piliyandala murder case acquitted

Panadura Provincial High Court Judge Padmini Ranawaka Gunatilleke acquitted the two accused of the Piliyandala murder case as the prosecution had not proved the indictments against them without reasonable doubt

Pronouncing the judgement on October 20 in open court, the judge said the accused, Ambagahapathirage Kithsiri Asoka Peris and Suresh Thampriya, indicted by the Attorney General for strangulating Luxman Gunawardena to death on January 31, 2001 in the Piliyandala Police area, were released.

It was revealed during the hearing of the case that the Piliyandala Police had not conducted a proper inquiry into the murder.

The body of the deceased was found in a woody area at Piliyandala on January 1, 2001 and police arrested the two accused and seized a three wheeler alleged to have been used in the murder.

Attorney Ruwan Jayasinghe defended. 


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