Decision on Duminda on May 2

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Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today reserved order for May 2 on whether to indict parliamentarian Duminda Silva and 12 others in the High Court on charges of killing of presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and three others on October 10, 2011.  

At the conclusion of his non summary inquiry into the killing, the Magistrate observed that it had been affirmed that Mr. Silva and 12 other suspects could be indicted on charges of unlawful assembly and the killing of Mr. Premachandra and three others while causing grievous injuries to Mr. Premachandra’s official body guard R. Gamini.

When the Magistrate asked the accused whether they pleaded guilty or not guilty to the charges, they pleaded not guilty and their counsel informed the Magistrate that the accused would not make dock statements or lead evidence for the defense at this stage.

However, they said they would make dock statements or lead the evidence for the defense in the High Court if necessary and make use of the written and oral submissions made in court during the non-summary proceedings to decide whether to indict the suspects in the High Court.  

Duminda Silva, his official body guard  Thushara  De Mel, Chandana Jagath Kumara, Chaminda Ravi Jayanath, Lanka Rasanjana, Malaka Sameera, Vidanagamage Amila, Sarath Bandara, Suranga Premalal, Kumara Abeysinghe, Janaka Bandara Galaboda (absconding), Rohana Marasinghe  and  Nagoda Liyanarachchige Chaminda are accused of  killing Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, Damitha Dharshana Jayathilaka, Jailabdeen Mohamed Azmy and Manimel Kumaraswamy and inflicting gunshot injuries to Mr Premachandra’s bodyguard Rajapurage  Gamini at Walpola Junction. Senior State Counsel Thusith Mudalige with Dhammika Atukorala prosecuted. (T. Farook Thajudeen)
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  • MagodisThuma Wednesday, 02 April 2014 01:08 AM

    Decision by whom ?

    bobby Wednesday, 02 April 2014 01:53 AM

    Well the election showed what the people really think about this matter i guess

    Kapuwa Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:29 AM

    Aney deviyani oba kohidha? When will child molesters, rapists, drug lords and murderers face justice in Sr Lanka??? Obatama barai apey deviyani!!!!!!! via DM iPad app

    rw Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:07 AM

    nidos kota nidahas via DM Android App

    Public Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:30 AM

    I am sure Hirunika may have forgotten the past after she got elected as a Councillor. Also is it possible by SL Law to seek for Blood Money? Duminda will be ever ready to pay.

    KS Wednesday, 02 April 2014 03:12 AM

    HE will be exonerated then praise for heroic action.

    lIRF Wednesday, 02 April 2014 03:35 AM

    World is watching. Equal justice, law and order should prevail. Wrong judgements sho
    would further destroy the image of the country .

    ANTON Wednesday, 02 April 2014 04:37 AM

    WHY THESE GUNS WITH LIVE BULLETS ARE GIVEN TO POLITICIANS BY THE GOVERNMENT, KOTTE YATA THIYAAGENA BUDIYA GANDADA.,

    Bhoja Wednesday, 02 April 2014 01:05 PM

    Very soon he wil b in singa for medical and mental treatment

    gona Wednesday, 02 April 2014 06:42 PM

    This thug should have been put away long time back via DM iPad app

    mack Wednesday, 02 April 2014 10:41 AM

    I hope he remembers where the supreme Court is via DM Android App


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