Royal Park murder case:
AG appeals against HC judgement
The Royal Park murder case was called before the Court of Appeal
Justice Ranjith Silva and Justice Lekamwasam and put off.
In this case Jude Amith Jayamaha was charged with the killing of
Yvonne Johanneson at the Royal Park premises on July 1, 2005. Later
after trial, Jayamaha was convicted on culpable homicide not amounting
to murder by the Colombo High Court and imposed a sentence of 12 months
RI. The Attorney General appealed against the Colombo High Court
judgement and moved Court of Appeal to convict the accused for the
offence of murder.
The accused also appealed against the Colombo High Court judgement to
the Court of Appeal.
Deputy Solicitor General Jayantha Jayasuriya with Senior State
Counsel Haripriya Jayasundera appeared for the Attorney General.
Presidentís Counsel Anil Silva appeared for the accused-appellant.