Lankan woman sentenced to death in Kuwait for drug trafficking

The Criminal Court has sentenced four people to death – three Indian men and a Sri Lankan woman – for drug trafficking.The three were caught in a case related to heroin smuggling, the Kuwait Times reported. The court found the four, including three men from Kerala guilty of possessing and selling the narcotic in the country. A case against them was registered in April 2015 following the bust at Kuwait International Airport. All four sentenced may appeal the verdicts within 30 days and the Appeal Court will review the sentences. Customs caught one of the smugglers at the airport bringing in the heroin. He later gave the names of the other defendants who were arrested in Jleeb Al- Shuyoukh.

Six months RI imposed on Gnanasara Thero suspended

A six months Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) imposed on the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, for threatening Sandya Eknaligoda, wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, has been suspended for five years.The Homagama Magistrate’s Court today suspended the sentence when an appeal on the sentence was heard. The controversial monk is currently serving a 6 year prison term after being found guilty on Contempt of Court charges on August 8, 2018.