Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan doctor sentenced to death for rape and murder of a garment factory worker
Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 12:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 03, Negombo: A Sri Lankan court today sentenced a medical doctor to death for the rape and murder of a young garment factory worker in 2007.

The Negombo High Court today sentenced Dr. Indika Sudharsana Balage to death for the rape and murder of Chamila Dissanayake.

In addition to the death penalty, Negambo High Court Judge M.M. Gafoor has sentenced the convict to 15 years of rigorous imprisonment and fined 10,000 rupees for raping. If the fine was not paid, the convict has to undergo a further one year of rigorous imprisonment.

Dr. Balage was found guilty of raping and strangling the 23-year-old factory worker before pushing her to death from the 6th floor of the Negombo hospital. The 6th floor of the Hospital was exclusively reserved as quarters for doctors.

Medical investigations have revealed that the girl was raped and strangled before she was dragged and pushed out of the sixth floor window of the hospital.

A janitorial worker has witnessed the doctor dragging the body and testified in court.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Explosion at Sri Lanka Air Force camp injures three airmen
-- [29 minutes ago]
Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake sworn in as new Attorney General of Sri Lanka
-- [41 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka fears de-proscription of LTTE in Europe will increase its activities
-- [1 hour and 35 minutes ago]
Russian naval ship arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo port on goodwill mission
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President concerned about escalating terrorism, even in Canada
-- [8 hours ago]
Fire destroys row of shops in Sri Lankan capital
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka National Chamber conducts Budget Seminar 2015
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President prepares to present the budget 2015 to parliament tomorrow
-- [9 hours ago]
MRL Corporation starts key test work on Sri Lanka graphite
Tamil Nadu political leaders advise Modi not to have closer defense ties with Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.