The Supreme Court today affirmed the death sentence imposed by the High Court on ex-MP Duminda Silva and two others who were convicted of killing former presidential adviser Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra when the SC took up for hearing the appeal filed by the accused challenging the HC order.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court acquitted the first accused from all charges at this hearing.
Mr. Silva and three others were earlier sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court in 2016 after they were found guilty of the charge of killing Mr. Premachandra and three others in 2011.(Shehan Chamika Silva)
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Comments - 42
lion Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:54 PM
law has identified and act according to its sacred mission.
Independence of the courts system is very well seen.
Nimal Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:14 PM
yahapalana good or bad ?
Asoka Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:17 PM
I thought Silva family will have a grand ball...Oh dear! Now the wedding will take place without the brother. Have money or no money, this is indeed a very good lesson for everybody. Nobody is above the law.
Harini Thursday, 11 October 2018 06:10 PM
Yes indeed. Except maybe Mahendran.
Mandy Thursday, 11 October 2018 07:45 PM
And some like G here and cousins U and J are still having a ball overseas..
mara stooge Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:18 PM
@harini. Oh dear! You must have been waiting for him to escape.
Vasa Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:30 PM
Thanks tho the Govt for having established an Independent Judiciary.Let the rule of the law prevail from now on.
Wimal Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:39 PM
Justice will prevail in money laundering cases too
Valan Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:05 PM
His only hope now is the return of MR and his cabal!
Mithun Thursday, 11 October 2018 07:09 PM
He cannot appeal anymore. MR arrival won't work
Sofia Thursday, 11 October 2018 07:47 PM
Yes if a brother comes as President a pardon will definitely be given.
Suman Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:29 PM
Next on the judiciary agenda - death penalty for the Rajapakse brothers.
Shelley Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:12 PM
A certain media at its news bulletingswas repeatedly telling modayas that all the charges were proved incorrect by their lawyers. Aney , see how lawyers take even the educated for rides.
Bala Thursday, 11 October 2018 07:49 PM
It is the media which twisrts everything. The murunga story was fake news. So many others were concocted too.