Remember that gold chain snatching incident during the tsunami? It was shown several times during the tv coverage on local channels - one of the most vile scenes ever. The following day, pictures of the poor woman being left to drown after two men stole her gold chain were published in the newspapers. The police acted promptly and arrested the men (if they can be called that).
Thanks to the video footage and photographs, the two accused in the murder of Desika Kalyani were found guilty and sentenced to death by Galle High Court Judge Chandrasena Rajapakse yesterday.