Killing of six family members in 1998 Ten sentenced to death

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By Chandrasena Gamage and Ariyadasa Kodithuwakku 

Ten accused who were found guilty of killing six members of the same family at Angunakolapelessa in 1998 were sentenced to death by Tangalle High Court Judge R.S.S. Sapuvida yesterday. 

Three of the ten suspects were from the same family and all of them were found guilty of killing a mother and five of her children. 

Accordingly, the convicts were Liyanapathiranage Ariyasada (53), Liyanapathiranage Dayananda (50), Liyanapathiranage Nandasena (47), Radampalagamage Ariyadasa (55), Garusinghege Jagath Neil Kumara (42), Gunasekara Satharasinghege Ranjith (48), Chaminda Rohana Paranamana, Liyanapathiranage Rupasinghe (52), Aluth Arachchige Sujith Kumara (46) and Chandimal Thilakaratne (38). 

Earlier, the Angunakolapelessa Police filed lawsuits based on 23 charges against the convicts.