Khuram Sheikh’s murder; Appeal and counter appeal withdrawn

The appeal petitions filed by Attorney General against the sentences imposed on three convicts of British aid worker Khuram Sheikh’s murder were not sufficient were today withdrawn before Court of Appeal.

The Attorney General decided to withdraw these appeals following three accused’s decision to withdraw their appeals which were filed challenging the judgment of Colombo High Court to convict them over murder of British aid worker Khuram Sheikh.

Following the withdrawal of the appeal petitions, 20-year-rigorous imprisonment against three accused includingTangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana will be effective since the date the three accused were convicted.



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