Maligawa bombing accused sentenced to death

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 October 2003, 07:20 GMT]
The Kandy High Court Wednesday sentenced to death three persons accused of involvement in the bombing of Dalada Maligawa, the Buddhist temple of the tooth, on January 25, 1998. The judge, Mr. D. S. D Lekamwasam, gave 680 years each to Mr. Subramaniam Raveendran and Mr. Krishnasamy Ramachandran, two of them and 490 years to the third. The fourth accused, Mr. Muthulingam Jeevarajah, was acquitted.

Twenty persons were killed and 19 wounded in the blast by a suicide bomber who crashed a truck at the temple's entrance. Colombo blamed the Liberation Tigers for the attack.


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