Two drug peddlers sentenced to death

Two men who were found guilty for possessing and peddling 20.28 grams of heroin in 2013 were yesterday sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court.

While handing out a judgment against the accused, High Court judge Gihan Kulatunga observed that the prosecutors have proved the accused’s guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The accused Wewalage Prasanna and Amith Prasanna alias ‘Seeni baba’, the residents of Maligawatta area were arrested by police Narcotics Bureau on around January, 2013.

The Attorney General (AG) had indicted the accused under the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 13 of 1984. 

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