Atulugama murder : Convict gets 27-yr. sentence

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Panadura High Court sentenced a convict who pleaded guilty over the child murder in Atulugama in 2022, to 27 years of rigorous imprisonment.

Panadura High Court Judge Saman Kumara, who issued this sentence over the charges of committing ‘involuntary manslaughter’, abducting and attempting to sexually abuse the 09-year-old girl, also ordered the convict to pay Rs.3 million in compensation to the mother of the deceased girl.

In the event the accused, Farook Mohommed Ganesanathan, fails to pay the aforementioned compensation, the High Court Judge further ordered to further extend the sentence by another 6.5 years.

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