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Special panel of doctors to examine Duminda Silva

13 February 2017 02:16 pm - 21     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Colombo Additional Magistrate Aruni Attigalle today directed the
Prison Authority to produce suspect Duminda Silva, who is on a death row, in Colombo National Hospital (CNH) to examine his health condition under a special panel of doctors.

The Magistrate issued the directive to the Director of CNH Dr. Anil Jasinghe seeking a comprehensive medical report on the suspect as to confirm suspect's inability of appearing before court due to his illness.

Earlier, Chief JMO Ajith Tennakoon informed Court that the suspect should be examined under the supervision of a panel of medical specialists at the CNH.

The Magistrate had directed the Director of CNH to submit the medical report on February 28.

In a response to a Court order, Prisons Department earlier had filled a medical report on the suspect and informed court the inability of producing him in Court for the ongoing three bribery cases filed over the charges of not declaring his assets and liabilities for three years.

The Bribery Commission had filed three separate cases against Mr. Silva under the Assets and Liabilities Act for not declaring his assets in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

The Bribery Commission had named Parliament Deputy Secretary General P.M. Neil Parakrama and several others as witnesses.

Senior Counsel Anuja Premaratne appeared for the defence.

The Colombo High Court sentenced him to death after being convicted of the murder Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra. (Shehan Chamika Silva)

  Comments - 21

  • Maryanne Tuesday, 14 February 2017 12:18 PM

    Our country has become a huge joke.

    Aruna Monday, 13 February 2017 11:19 PM

    Execute the sentence given to him, that will fix his illness.

    NISAL Monday, 13 February 2017 11:40 PM

    I am sure the panel of doctors will find Duminda memory dead and unable to stand trialAll politicians charged with corruption get remanded as the DRs say Duminada is not fit to attend trial

    kondaya77 Monday, 13 February 2017 11:43 PM

    A doctor for a prisoner? I thought the Doctors were on strike.I forgot,they are on strike for the poor people.

    Pibi Tuesday, 14 February 2017 03:41 AM

    Man on death row should be given the punishment and finished off.This shows how powerful the "drug world".

    tj Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:18 PM

    it frustrates me to see this guy still walking around.

    Rabbit004 Monday, 13 February 2017 02:31 PM

    Where is the hangman?

    kill Monday, 13 February 2017 02:45 PM

    we are happy with yahapalanaya via DM Android App

    ANTON Monday, 13 February 2017 02:51 PM


    Bala Monday, 13 February 2017 03:16 PM

    What a fake. He was so hale and hearty when he was on bail. Even after jail he had birthday parties courtesy Prison High ups. What corrupt set up we liive in Sri Lanka from top to medium level. Only the poor who has to stomach all this.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 13 February 2017 03:19 PM

    Everything is politics, including the hangman, therefore he also will appear and disappear according to political requirements.

    Raf Hansen Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:58 PM

    Mr. FORGOTTEN!!!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 13 February 2017 03:22 PM

    Even if a bench of 1000 doctors are appointed and they are Sri Lankan, the outcome could be questionable. This is bcos this country has gone down to a status where it is normal to be corrupt and abnormal to be honest. That is also the reason we have lost the trust of world bodies due to our double standards.

    ananda Monday, 13 February 2017 03:26 PM

    Great decision by the courts. Prison authorities are heavily bribed including its doctors. via DM Android App

    KOLA KOTIYA Monday, 13 February 2017 03:55 PM


    sss Monday, 13 February 2017 04:25 PM

    Why Gota is not questioned on all the privileges given (on public money) and subjugation of laws and procedures on this killer's behalf

    Citizen Perera Monday, 13 February 2017 05:45 PM

    Panel of doctors from Srilanka? Oh my god!!!

    Mandy Monday, 13 February 2017 06:46 PM

    That is why Auditor General is having trouble and Ranjan blamed but the offender the Div Sec has loads of supporters called the Public Officers Association of free loaders not doing what they are paid to do.

    Sofia Monday, 13 February 2017 06:48 PM

    Any bets this panel wll find he is really really sick through heavy payments.

    Bala Monday, 13 February 2017 06:51 PM

    All these happenings comments show one thing - the level of extreme corruption prevailing and gives rise to international community not havig any faith in the justice system and administration of all government offices.

    Kadiya Monday, 13 February 2017 07:59 PM

    Why waste public funds on a death row prisoner? Are they hoping he will be pardoned at a future Vesak day?

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