A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: getimagesize(http://static.ft.lk/ftadmin/wp-content/files_mf/http://www.ft.lk/ftadmin/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/MAIN1.jpg): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden

Filename: templates/inner.php

Line Number: 59

http://static.ft.lk/ft_logo.png"/> Court imposes death penalty in high-profile Royal Park murder case
Home / / Court imposes death penalty in high-profile Royal Park murder case

Court imposes death penalty in high-profile Royal Park murder case


Comments / 7197 Views / Thursday, 12 July 2012 03:59


The Court of Appeal yesterday imposed the death penalty on the accused in the high-profile Royal Park murder case, setting aside a lighter High Court judgment.



The Court of Appeal overturned the 12-year prison term imposed by the Colombo High Court on Shermantha Jude Jayamaha in the murder of 19-year-old Yvonne Jhonssen at the luxurious Royal Park Condominiums at Rajagiriya in July 2005.

He was convicted of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and sentenced to 12 years rigorous imprisonment and a Rs. 50,000 fine.

However, the Attorney General has presented an appeal to the Court of Appeal stating that the punishment was not adequate.

A panel of judges comprising President of the Court of Appeal Ranjith Silva and Nalin Perera delivered the verdict imposing the death penalty on Jayamaha.



Police Media Spokesman Ajith Rohana says this is the first occasion of the Attorney General filing an appeal, citing the inadequacy of a verdict of the High Court.

The 19-year-old girl was brutally assaulted and killed outside her luxury apartment at Royal Park condominium by the accused who was also 19 at the time.


Share This Article


COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Sri Lanka trapped between wrong priorities and disaster relief

26 April 2017

Over the years Sri Lanka has experienced so many natural and man-made disasters, one could sarcastically say, people are already used to it. Usually the main steps are, something tragic happens, everybody is shocked and surprised, relief efforts s...


Sharing economy – a double-edged sword!

26 April 2017

The time we have to 'consume' in a day is largely the same as we did decades ago. But per capita acquisition (of all forms of goods and services) has significantly increased. This means a lot of idling assets in our homes and offices, from...


How not to be a social entrepreneur

26 April 2017

These days everybody wants to be a social entrepreneur. That’s awesome, but as long as you don’t pretend to be one. Every business is not a social enterprise… because if it was then we don’t need to have a separate name ca...


The nation needs new hope, new horizon: Succession stakes and Opposition strategy

26 April 2017

The victory in Round One of the French elections and his highly probable election as the new President of France on 7 May, of Emmanuel Macron, the young outsider with a neo-Centrist or ‘Alt-Centrist’ stance, underscores that the global...


Columnists More