Wele Suda's appeal to be heard today

The leave to appeal application filed by Gampola Vidanage Samantha Kumara alias 'Wele Suda'  who was sentenced to death by Colombo High Court over two counts of drug trafficking charges was yesterday fixed for further hearing today by Court of Appeal.
 
Through his appeal, appellant Samantha Kumara is seeking the jurisdiction of Court of Appeal to review and set aside his conviction and the death sentence imposed by High Court.

When the matter came up before Court of Appeal Justice Deepali Wijesundara and Justice Achala Wengappuli, President's Counsel Anura Meddegoda began to support the leave to appeal application.

On October 14, 2015 the alleged drug dealer Gampola Vidanage Samantha Kumara alias 'Wele Suda'  was sentenced to death by Colombo High Court, on the charges of possessing and trafficking  of 7.05 grams of heroin in Mount Lavinia in 2008.

In his appeal, he stated that trial judge had issued this order after misdirecting himself in law and the facts result in a greater miscarriage of justice to the appellant.

He further states that the facts and law have been erroneously applied to secure his conviction resulting in a grave miscarriage of justice.

Deputy Solicitor General Chethiya Goonasekera appeared for the Attorney General.
 



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