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Susantha freed in Ellawala case

2013 Dec 19

Deputy Minister Susantha Punchinilame was today freed in the Nalanda Ellawala murder case by the Ratnapura High Court.

High Court Judge Achala Wengappuli acquitted Punchinilame from all charges in the case while 3 others had also been freed.

Susantha Punchinilame, former minister I.K. Mahinda Rathnatillaka, Kodikaraarachchige Punyapaala, Sisira Kumara Weerasekara, Wickramasingha Perera and K.A. Upali were charged over the killing of MP Nalanda Sampath Ellawala and constable TM Jayasena on 11 February 1997 in Kuruwita. (Colombo Gazette)




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