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* Verdict of police double murder case in Sri Lanka on August 25
Sat, Jul 23, 2011, 11:00 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 23, Colombo: The verdict of high-profile Angulana double murder by police is expected to be delivered by the tri-member panel of High Court judges of Sri Lanka on August 25.

The former officer-in-charge and three other police officials of Angulana police station are charged with the murder of two youth while they were under police custody.

The suspected police officers have arrested Dhanushka Aponso and Dinesh Tharanga Fernando over a minor offense on the night of August 12. Their bullet ridden bodies were found on the rail tracks at Angulana in Moratuwa following day.

The incident ignited massive protests by the residents of the area. Hundreds of residents in Angulana area staged a protest in front of the police station and pelted stones against the police. The authorities were forced to take quick action to arrest the suspected police officers to quell the public's anger.

The arrested suspects of the double murder were not granted bail and the case was being heard for two years.

The tri-member panel of judges comprises judges Ms. Deepali Wijesundara, W.T.M.P.B. Waraweva and Ms. Kumudini Wickremasinghe.

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