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Duminda Silva to be tried by trial-at-bar

25 June 2015 11:15 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Chief Justice has fixed the trial against Parliamentarian Duminda Silva and 12 other accused over the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra to be heard before three High Court judges Shiran Gunaratne, Pathmini Ranawaka and C.B.S. Moreis.

Chief Justice K. Sripavan fixed it to be heard before the trial –at-bar comprising three Judges, considering a request by Attorney General.

The Colombo High Court earlier fixed August 6 to hear the prosecution’s evidence before High Court judge Devike de Livera Tennakoon and to fix the trial against absconding accused Galaboda in absentia

Mr. Silva and the other 12accused were indicted by the Attorney General under 17 charges for unlawful assembly, causing the murders of former Parliamentarian Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and three others for committing serious injuries to Mr. Premachandra’s official body guard Rajapurage Gamini in October 8, 2011 at Walpola, Mulleriyawa. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

  Comments - 19

  • sobers Thursday, 25 June 2015 04:50 PM

    Justice should prevail. Who ever killed late Premachandra has to be punished. The international community too is watching the out come.

    Manoj Thursday, 25 June 2015 05:27 PM

    A great opportunity for all responsible bodies to deliver justice towards a new Sri Lanka. Nation is hopeful about its justice system.

    Shamantha Welgama Thursday, 25 June 2015 05:37 PM

    These type of people are not suitable for the Civilized society.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 26 June 2015 01:53 PM

    Their were worse crimes that took place in the north with full state sponsorship, but the high officials who were directly and indirectly involved are still living a good life. So now, where is god?

    Silva Friday, 26 June 2015 09:42 AM


    Hadam Friday, 26 June 2015 10:09 AM

    Even a blind man can tell this fellow is a drug kingpin and murderer, hope all three judges with six eyes can see that.

    Sunil Perera Friday, 26 June 2015 04:35 PM

    Also the medical doctors should be tried for issuing false medical reports. This is a serious crime

    Deiyo Saakki Friday, 26 June 2015 10:18 AM

    Why has your God got to wait for this to happen?

    upali Friday, 26 June 2015 11:03 AM

    The truth will always surface to the top like when oil is mixed with water

    Bala Thursday, 25 June 2015 09:55 PM

    Will he get nomination from UPFA under the support of MR.

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:02 PM

    He is a Murderer... he should go to gallows.

    Horri Jimonis Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:03 PM

    He should face maximum punishment and lead to Jail.

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:04 PM

    Even if SriLankan Judicial cannot give him the right verdict, God will give him the right verdict soon.

    Vijith Pieterz Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:06 PM

    This murderer cannot escape, he should end up behind bars. That is the right judgement.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:07 PM

    If MR becomes the PM, no doubt this Murderer will shine as an Angel of God.

    J Palitha Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:08 PM

    Yes this man should be sent to the forest and be isolated.

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:09 PM

    Best place for him is only Gallows.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:12 PM

    Duminda has to answer the tears of Hirunika. Her tears and curses will surely affect Duminda.

    J Palitha Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:14 PM

    This murderer should be hanged, no mercy should be shown. He is a Kuddah.

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