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Supreme Court to hear appeals for Vithya rape and murder convicts in December

Appeals filed by seven convicts in the rape and murder case of Punguduthivu student, Vithya Sivalogananthan, will be taken up for consideration by Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on December 13.

Two defendants were released by a tribunal for the case and the remaining seven handed death sentences.

The tribunal consisted of three High Court judges from Jaffna, Trincomalee and Vavuniya.

The seven convicts on death row have appealed to the Supreme Court to repeal the sentences, claiming the decision to be illegal, and to acquit them of all allegations, Ada Derana reports.