10 persons sentenced to death over 1998 murder

October 11, 2018

The Tangalle High Court has sentenced ten persons to death over the murder of six individuals of the same family in 1998.

The order was issued by Tangalle High Court Judge RSS Sapuvida.

The Judge meanwhile acquitted and released three others implicated in the case.

The six persons were murdered in 1998 over a land dispute in Digwewa, Angunakolapelessa.

Police said the six individuals were murdered with sharp objects.