May 21, 2019

Accused in Maj. Gen. Janaka Perera murder sentenced to life

Anuradhapura Special High Court today (21 May) imposed a life sentence on the second accused of the case over the killing of 31 people including Major General Janaka Perera in 2008.

Thirty-one people, including Major General Perera and his wife, were killed in the blast while over 90 others were wounded on October 06, 2008 .

Major General Janaka Perera was serving as Opposition Leader of the North Central Provincial Council, following his retirement from the military, at the time of his death.

The second accused in the case, Hameer Umar, had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

While imposing life sentence on him the court also ordered that all property belonging to the accused be confiscated.