Duminda gets permission to go to Singapore

13 May 2014 10:48 am - 38     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Parliamentarian Duminda Silva, who is to be indicted in the High Court in the Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra murder case, was allowed by the court to go to Singapore for six weeks, to obtain treatment for the injuries sustained during the shootout.

The matter was called yesterday on a motion before High Court Judge Lalith Jayasuriya. Senior Counsel Anuja Premaratne appearing for Duminda Silva submitted that his client who had been treated in Singapore for the injuries was still under the care of Singaporean medical specialists.

Mr. Premaratne said from time-to-time Mr. Silva had to go to Singapore for medical treatment. Therefore he said his client needed to go to Singapore again for treatment, and pleaded for the release of Duminda Silva’s passport for six weeks.  

Mr. Jayasuriya on considering the Counsel’s submissions allowed Mr. Silva a period of six weeks to make the trip Singapore. (TFT)

  Comments - 38

  • ANTON Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:15 AM


    Sonali De Silva Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:26 AM

    6 weeks. Is he getting a brain transplant? This is a joke and its on the judiciary who look like a set of clowns. Pathetic.

    Nims Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:59 PM

    Who pays the cost? tax payers????

    sss Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:32 AM

    Can someone prepare a list of crimes and corruption committed since independence by people in power that were never prosecuted

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:15 AM

    No worries for Duminda Silva, even if he opens his house taps, Gold water will flow...

    ARP Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:44 AM

    How come SIngapore issues visa to a person indicted in a murder case????

    Das Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:02 PM

    This bogus reason proferred is to buy time to intimidate/exterminate potential witnesses.

    Rationalist Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:26 AM

    Why is Duminda so reluctant to use the Medical facilities provided by His Government?

    Does he believe that the Health department of Sri Lanka is inefficient?

    It would be better if he received treatment in Sri Lanka, so he could observe and rectify any shortcomings in the Sri Lankan Hospitals.

    Kamal-USA Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:58 AM

    Hope you will get well soon to serve us!

    manpei Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:58 AM

    How come a person indicted in a murder case is allowed in the Srilankan parliament is the question.

    Janaki Kalansuriya Wednesday, 14 May 2014 01:16 AM

    Will the Sri Lankan court of law be brave enough to ask the medical opinion of an unbiased panel to determine if the tissue scars (if there really are) on DS's head have been inflicted by a bullet entry wound or simply scars created by plastic surgery? That will be the only way that we will be able to believe the unraveling story behind the case in question. SORRY, WE HAVE LOST ALL TRUST!!!!!

    Janaki Kalansuriya Wednesday, 14 May 2014 01:18 AM

    [quote name="ARP"]How come SIngapore issues visa to a person indicted in a murder case????[/quote]
    Its called "Diplomatic Immunity" which in turn means, "we smell a rat".

    kumara Wednesday, 14 May 2014 01:43 AM

    wee said blessings

    Cobra Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:30 PM

    Whenever the case comes up he scoots of to Singapore and ironically the courts allow it. Happens only in Sri Lanka!!!

    Banda Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:40 PM

    This time may be Hiru-Nikan will be accompanying him for assistance as to keep him feed and clean, as well to do all the laundry work for him.

    Blessing Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:55 PM

    If an ordinary person commits this type of crime, will our courts allow him to enjoy same privilege?

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 14 May 2014 02:17 AM

    money talks...we in SL have 2 systems, one for the poor and another for the rich... Wonder who pays for Duminda's medical cost...Hope not the TAX payers...

    Dulan Wednesday, 14 May 2014 02:35 AM

    This is extremely sad how justice is so brazenly different to each person based on his power and influence .Can the Bar association take up such issues?

    Kudda Tuesday, 13 May 2014 01:26 PM

    [quote name="Kamal-USA"]Hope you will get well soon to serve us![/quote]
    Kamal, you sure know how to say it without saying it-take a bow!

    Naresh Tuesday, 13 May 2014 02:24 PM

    God should save Sri Lanka

    Ranaweera Tuesday, 13 May 2014 02:55 PM

    I can not believe this. Judiciary must be joking us.

    CP Wednesday, 14 May 2014 04:20 AM

    the truth is money talks........

    ToyGun Tuesday, 13 May 2014 03:14 PM

    In the US, scientist has found a method to switch the human brain on or off. Could be he is going have is brain switched on, as it seems to be off or have it turned off as his brain does nothing.

    sk Wednesday, 14 May 2014 04:24 AM

    Thank you for giving me a sic story in the morning. If ex CJ 43 wants to go to singapore for medical check up will she be allowed ?

    Fawzan Tuesday, 13 May 2014 03:33 PM

    Drug money helping criminals in big way

    samarethunge Tuesday, 13 May 2014 03:46 PM

    Ha ha ha! The guy is spitting on Sri Lanka justice system. And we are all well entertained by the politicians trampling our judicial system.

    perera Wednesday, 14 May 2014 11:20 AM

    [quote name="sk"]Thank you for giving me a sic story in the morning. If ex CJ 43 wants to go to singapore for medical check up will she be allowed ?[/quote]

    Certainly not.
    She is not an alleged murderer or an accomplice in a murder.

    Azmi Tuesday, 13 May 2014 04:39 PM

    Fedup commands in this article

    Azmi Tuesday, 13 May 2014 04:40 PM

    Fedup commands WITH this article

    asoka Tuesday, 13 May 2014 05:22 PM

    This is a country where you can take the judiciary for a ride...Why can't the courts take a proper certificate from a doctor...this is insane...he has no injuries at all...this is just a story...so the clowns in the judiciary system believe the bogus medical certificate...

    Renur Tuesday, 13 May 2014 05:24 PM

    His brain is going wonky again, as he is now charged with murder in and the case committed to HIGH COURT

    johan Tuesday, 13 May 2014 05:27 PM

    This is the only country in Asia it has jungle laws.and every corner
    there are loop holes.

    old citizen Tuesday, 13 May 2014 06:07 PM

    Going for a check up of Sri Lanka judiciary

    gango Tuesday, 13 May 2014 06:20 PM

    thota mudal thibenawa namuth rajaye mudal aparade

    Chandana Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:02 AM

    privileged always get the chance, but the poor and innocent!!!

    Public Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:02 AM

    Duminda and Hirunika in Murder show continues: 3rd Episode to be released soon.

    GAMINI Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:03 AM

    Hope justice will be served here too.

    Fayad Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:07 AM

    Oscar wining drama ??

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