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Life sentence for drug dealer

Galle High Court Judge Wasantha Jinadasa yesterday sentenced, to life imprisonment, an accused who was found guilty for having 3g., 34 mg of heroin in his possession and trading in the drug. The convict had been indicted for possessing the above amount of narcotic and selling the drug.

On May 7, 2010 he was arrested by the Hikkaduwa Police near the Hikkaduwa Bridge with heroin hidden in his trousers while he was travelling from Colombo in a motor vehicle.

The Police had been tipped off on his arrival from Colombo.

The jailed convict, named Dilum Iroshana Panditharathna (39), is a resident of Jaya Mawatha, Athurugiriya. During the trial it was further revealed that the suspect had been undergoing a suspended jail term ordered by the Anuradhapura Magistrate’s Court and he had breached the respective jail conditions. State solicitor Pathmal Weerasinghe Silva prosecuted.

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Drug trafficker gets life imprisonment (14:53)

A man who was found guilty for possessing and peddling 3 g and 34 mg of heroin, was today sentenced to life imprisonment by the Galle High Court.


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