Wele Sudha gets capital punishment

Wele Sudha gets capital punishment

October 14, 2015   10:38 am


The Colombo High Court today (14) awarded death sentence to Samantha Kumara Vithanage alias Wele Sudha for the charges of possession of 7.05 grams of heroin.

The judgment was delivered when the case was taken up for hearing before High Court Judge Preethi Padman Surasena.

However, Wele Suda has been prosecuted in connection with two other cases before the Colombo High Court and the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court as well.

The police had earlier interrogated the drug kingpin under a three months detention order on the details on how he managed to carry out drug related operations. 

Wela Sudha was arrested in Pakistan and later deported to Sri Lanka.

In 2010, Wele Sudha fled the country when the police launched open inquiries into his activities. His assets including two luxury apartments, two houses in Bagatalle Road, two houses in Pannipitiya and Madiwela, 16 perches land in Dehiwala and 14 perches in Nedimale had also been confiscated by the Colombo High Court.

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