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Jul 05, 2017

Death sentence for journalist’s killer

The person accused of the murder of journalist Mel Gunasekara was handed the death sentence by High Court Judge Piyasena Ranasinghe today (05).

While the accused received the death sentence for the murder, he was also handed 30 years rigorous imprisonment for illegal entry and stealing of a mobile phone.

The Attorney general had filed charges on three counts against the accused Durulandu Anthony Ramson George, a resident of Dompe.

The accused had entered the house of Trilishia Gunasekara on or around February 2, 2014 and murdered her.

Investigations revealed that the accused had been employed as a painter to paint the victim’s house.

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