Hasitha Samantha alias ‘Sarpaya’ acquitted and released from double murder case

Hasitha Samantha alias ‘Sarpaya’ acquitted and released from double murder case

Hasitha Samantha alias ‘Sarpaya’ acquitted and released from double murder case

Written by Zulfick Farzan

20 Jun, 2022 | 1:48 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Colombo High Court on Monday (20) ordered to acquit and release former member of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Hasitha Samantha Muhandiram alias ‘Sarpaya’ who was convicted for a double murder in 1999.

The former politician was charged with shooting dead the Late Former Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Member Ranjith Nandasena, and his security officer in Kalawana in 1999.

The order to acquit and release Hasitha Samantha Muhandiram alias ‘Sarpaya’ was delivered by Colombo High Court Judge Nawaratne Marasinghe.

The Judge had noted that Sri Lanka Police had carried out the investigations in a negligent manner, and the evidence, including the Judicial Medical evidence, lacked credibility.

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