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Bharatha killing: Defence evidence concluded, fixed for oral submissions

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Defence evidence in connection with the case against former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva and 12 others over the killing of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and three others was concluded today before the Trial at Bar in the Colombo High Court.

The Trial at Bar including Justices Shiran Gunaratne, Pathmini N. Ranawaka and M.C.B.S. Morais fixed the case for oral submissions on May 24.

Concluding the Defence evidence, father of Duminda Silva, Premalal Silva, had given a testimony before the trial at bar, while 12th and 13th accused had delivered dock statements in court.

Earlier, the Attorney General had filed indictments against 13 individuals including Duminda Silva, on seventeen (17) counts over the killing of the Former Presidential Adviser on Trade Unions Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, and three of his aides.

The killing took place within the Kolonnawa electorate, during the Local Government elections in October, 2011. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

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  • renu Monday, 09 May 2016 07:15 PM

    People are awaiting Justice from the Judges of Trail At Bar. People have already given the verdict, Alzheimer's or any other mental problem cannot be an excuse for murder by gangsters

    lakshman Monday, 09 May 2016 08:52 PM

    Since there is no death penalty and criminals dont get rehabilitated we should allow them to kill each other.GROBR

    ANTON Monday, 09 May 2016 09:38 PM

    " WHEN BHARATHA WAS SHOT DEAD, DID YOUR HELPERS HAVE FIREARMS IN THEIR HANDS ?"

    ANTON Monday, 09 May 2016 09:46 PM

    "ARE YOU DUMINDA SILVA?"" SORRY, I CAN'T REMEMBER"

    ANTON Monday, 09 May 2016 09:53 PM

    "HAD YOUR GUN BEEN LOADED WITH BULLETS"" NO.... MY HEAD HAD......"

    Lima Monday, 09 May 2016 11:23 PM

    PUBLIC WAITING FOR DEATH SENTENCE TO BE IMPOSED TO ALL CULPRITS , WHO KILLED BARATHA. THE DEATH SENTENCE HAS TO BE CARRIED OUT IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT ANY DELAY. THE DELAY CAUSES FOR THE PUBLIC TO GIVE THE DEATH SENTENCE ON THEIR OWN


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