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Sarpaya’s FB account operated by female lawyer

The Attorney General informed the Colombo High Court that a Facebook account belonging to former Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councillor Muhandiramge Hasitha Samantha alias Sarpaya who is on death row over a double murder is updated by a female lawyer and her sister.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris appearing for the Attorney General told High Court Judge Champa Janaki Rajaratne that CID investigations conducted so far revealed that this Facebook account had been operated by a female lawyer and her sister.

Taking facts into consideration Colombo High Court issued an order   directing the Facebook company in California to provide an analytical report regarding this Facebook account.The case was fixed for trial on September 28.

The Attorney General filed indictments against former Sabaragamuwa provincial councillor over a double murder incident that took place in 1999.The Ratnapura High Court had transferred this case to Colombo High Court following the Attorney General’s request that the witnesseses were reluctant to give evidence.

The accused was indicted on charges of having killed UNP provincial councillor Ranjith Nandasena and his private secretary Thushara Deepal by shooting them and setting them on fire while inside a vehicle. Hasitha Samantha was convicted of another double murder and sentenced to death by the Ratnapura High Court on December 11, 2014.

Counsel Darshana Kuruppu appeared for the defence.



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