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Death sentence over murder

Galle High Court Judge W.P.S.Nissanka yesterday imposed capital punishment on a convict who had been indicted with murder of a woman and causing severe injuries to her husband.

The death penalty was imposed on a person who goes by the alias Ali Kumara. He had been charged on five counts, including the homicide of Opath Kankanamge Nandawathi, 41, on July 31, 2004, in Habarakakda, Thawalama, in the Hiniduma police area; the attempted murder of Thumbagoda Ganithage Tilson after assaulting him; and for being a member of an unlawful assembly in the same course of criminal act.

Government appointed attorney Dasni Piyasiri appeared for the defendant while Sergeant Hewagama (9838) of HIniduma Police prosecuted.

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