Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Schools in Sri Lanka's Northern Province closed due to cyclone Gaja
-- [3 hours ago]
President requests the Speaker to hold a new vote by name to show majority
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka government, LIOC reduce fuel prices
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka parliament to convene today
-- [6 hours ago]
Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka's Sunshine Holdings at 'A-(lka)'; Outlook Stable
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Customs nabs three passengers smuggling gold biscuits worth over Rs. 14 million
-- [6 hours ago]
UNP leader says ready to show majority again
Sri Lanka President meets Speaker, party leaders
China hopes Sri Lanka can maintain stability
Sri Lanka Speaker appeals to the President to listen to the majority and halt the destruction of the country

Copyright © 2000, 2010 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.