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Police could not record a statement from MP Duminda Silva who was injured in the shooting incident on October8, because he was lying unconscious in the hospital bed,” the government informed Parliament today.

Leader of the House Nimal Siripala de Silva said that Mr. Duminda Silva sought treatment in the intensive care unit of Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital from October till November 1. After that, he was taken abroad for further treatment by his family members.

“During the period, MP Silva was unconscious. He could not utter words properly. Therefore, police did not record a statement from him,” the Leader of the House said in response to a question by UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara.

Mr. Jayasekera asked how a person allegedly involved in a serious incident was allowed to be taken out of the country with the sponsorship of the government.

The Leader of the House said that Mr. Duminda Silva had not  been identified as a suspect wanted in a court of law, and therefore, there could not be any barrier for  him to leave the country for medical treatment.

“According to humanitarian principles, any injured person should be allowed to seek medical treatment. Police have not identified him as a suspect. He is not an accused of any case so far. Therefore, we cannot prevent him from being taken out of the country,” Mr. de Silva said.  

Responding to the allegation that Assistant Superintend of Police Samudrajeewa involved in the investigations into this shooting incident was transferred all of a sudden, the Leader of the House said this police officer was transferred only to fill a vacancy created in the Mount Lavinia Police Division.
“ASP Samudrajeewa was not involved in the arrest of suspects of the assassination of Mr. Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra,” he said.

He said, “ASP W.R.I.K. Karunakelage who worked in Mount Lavinia was transferred to Anuradhapura following various reports against him. Mr. Samudrajeewa was sent there to fill that vacancy only.” (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

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  • ampare son Friday, 11 November 2011 01:52 PM

    every one know his record.

    M.Jayatunga Friday, 11 November 2011 03:23 PM

    May be some garage owner in Nuwara Eliya area is responsible for the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.................. Mahee- Colombo 10

    Ameer Friday, 11 November 2011 03:38 PM

    Wonder of Asia

    Nodrog Friday, 11 November 2011 04:00 PM

    no matter what you say we all know the truth and you should be ashamed. if you think that the people are dumb enough to believe your lies that then you are dumber than what you think we are!

    YURI Friday, 11 November 2011 04:30 PM

    what is the point. even he killed..

    AMG Friday, 11 November 2011 04:56 PM

    Api nodana live!

    ko Monday, 14 November 2011 08:28 AM

    But more than 2/3rds of SLs population does believe it all... and they will continue to believe it for a looong time to come

    Ranjith Friday, 11 November 2011 12:57 PM

    They can't fool all the people all the time. One day god will punish them


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