Mattakkuliya shooting: Nine defendants acquitted and released

Mattakkuliya shooting: Nine defendants acquitted and released

Mattakkuliya shooting: Nine defendants acquitted and released

Written by Staff Writer

26 Jun, 2019 | 5:00 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Nine defendants who were charged with the murder of 5 persons in Samithpura, Mattakkuliya, were acquitted and released from all indictments by Colombo High Court Judge Aditya Patabandige, today (June 26). The incident in question occurred on the 23rd of October 2016.

The Attorney General filed 15 separate indictments against the 09 defendants. The High Court Judge ruled that the prosecution failed to prove the charges filed against the defendants beyond reasonable doubt and there were serious issues considering the credibility of the witnesses.

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