Father, son sentenced, fined for murder | Daily News

Father, son sentenced, fined for murder

Galle High Court Judge Manjula Thilakaratne sentenced a father and a son to seven years’ Rigorous Imprisonment, including a fine of Rs. 5,000 and two years’ RI, including a fine of Rs. 5,000 respectively suspended for five years when they pleaded guilty to homicide by stabbing.

The High Court further ordered an additional jail term of three months each if they fail to pay the fine.

The accused are Walimuni Arachchige Suranjith (Father) and Walimuni Arachchige Prasadd Maduranga (Son)

The duo were indicted for stabbing and causing the death of Liyanage Kumara at Godakandagedara, Ihalagoda in the Akmeemana Police area on April 16, 2009.

At the time of the crime, the first respondent, father was 38-years old and the second defendant, son was a 17-year old student. It was reported that an aggravated dispute between the parties over an incident of assault on the first respondent had led to the killing. State Counsel K.V. Indika prosecuted.



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