Woman sentenced for life over heroin filled tennis ball

Woman sentenced for life over heroin filled tennis ball

July 11, 2018   04:38 pm

A woman has received a life sentence for throwing a tennis ball containing heroin at an inmate in the Welikada prison.

The verdict was passed by the Colombo Magistrate Judge Champa Janaki Rajaratna, on to a married 33 year old woman named Hiruni Alwis, living in Seevali Mawatha, Borella.

The convicted had been accused of throwing a tennis ball over the wall of the Welikada Prison, in January 2011, to get the heroin concealed in the ball to a prison inmate. There had been 3.15 g of heroin concealed in the ball.

After a lengthy trial, Judge Jayaratna decided that the accusations against the defendant have been proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

Accordingly, the convicted was sentenced to a life imprisonment.

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