Tangalle ex-PS Chairman’s appeal fixed for argument

The appeal filed by the Attorney General against the sentences imposed on the convicts of British aid worker Khuram Sheikh’s murder was yesterday fixed for argument on March 1 next year by the Court of Appeal.

Through this appeal, the Attorney General maintained that the sentences imposed on the convicts of British aid worker Khuram Sheikh’s murder were not sufficient.

The Court of Appeal Bench comprised Appeal Justices Shiran Goonaratne and S. Thurairajah.

While requesting to amend the punishments given to the convicts, the AG also suggested that these convicts should be given the death sentence or life imprisonment as they committed the murder using weapons as members of an unlawful assembly.

The petition also noted that the Judge had reiterated that the fourth accused in the unlawful assembly had used a firearm and that in cases of unlawful assembly, an offence committed by one applies to all in the group. Deputy Solicitor General Thusith Mudalige appeared for the Attorney General. President’s Counsel Anil de Silva with Kalinga Indatissa and Counsel Darshana Kuruppu appeared for the accused appellants.

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