In the immediate aftermath of the High Court convicting her father's murder accused to death, MP Hirunika Premachandra, broke down in Courts and said justice prevailed finally and thanked the government of good governance.
Speaking to the media outside the High Court premises, she said it was President Maithripala Sirisena who created the environment for judicial independence and as a result justice had been served to the aggrieved party.
“Justice has finally been served. Not a single night went without me and my mother crying and a day without the memories of our father. We still feel his presence in our home,”she, flanked by her mother, said .
While welcoming the court order, she said she was not elated over the fact that five suspects were sentenced to death. “We are not inhumane to be happy about when someone else is in pain,” she said.
Meanwhile, she said that she hoped justice would be served in the cases of Lasantha Wickramatunge, Prageeth Eknaligoda and Wasim Thajudeen too. “Members of these families too can heave a sigh of relief when justice is served,” she said. (Shehan Chamika Silva)
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Comments - 25
Selvyn Thursday, 08 September 2016 05:45 PM
Future developments of this nature will never allow MR and his associates to live peacefully via DM Android App
Selvyn Thursday, 08 September 2016 05:55 PM
The entire nation has witnessed how irresponsible MR had been for playing the role a spectator instead of being President via DM Android App
Sharon Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:05 PM
Hirunika is a brave lady who had the courage to fight for justice during Mara's time.She loves a dad so much. As a father I feel proud of you Hirunika.
hafildeen Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:21 PM
May God bless and long live YAHAPALANA .
Janaka Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:23 PM
Gota has got high fever..............!
usaguy Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:38 PM
every father in this country is proud of your courage and can sleep peacefully that justice is served. we dont want any daughter to suffer like you. God Bless you via DM Android App
CitizenPererea Thursday, 08 September 2016 08:16 PM
This woman is dreaming. Justice prevails only for politicians and not for the masses. What about Lasantha, Thajudeen and countless others who were murdered in cold blood?
Rom Friday, 09 September 2016 02:24 PM
Hear hear ,
Q???? Thursday, 08 September 2016 08:16 PM
Good to see justice has been done. Yet Hirunika is not helping Courts when she says that under the previous regime the verdict could have been different. Does that mean the courts give their decisions depending on who is in power ?????????
Sharon Thursday, 08 September 2016 08:27 PM
Actually I dont feel proud of Hirunika via DM iOS App
mohamed Thursday, 08 September 2016 08:30 PM
The business man from pettah his only son Sulaiman I humble request the law of sri lanka to punish all of them
S.P.RAMKUMAR Thursday, 08 September 2016 08:53 PM
There are long Journey to get final Judgement.
Hadam Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:06 PM
Abduction could easily change into murder case. Once you commit a crime then you always try to cover that with major crime. Its the human nature.
Gamman Pola Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:33 PM
Your two comments are in contradiction.
The Godfather Thursday, 08 September 2016 10:53 PM
No Janaka, People with hearts and blood get fever, not a cold guy who is heartless.
Raj Friday, 09 September 2016 02:04 AM
Yes, Justice prevailed. And we public expect justice to prevail for the guy you kidnapped and assaulted!
Premalal Friday, 09 September 2016 05:37 AM
This saga is not finished by a long shot. Looking at the split judgement, it looks like there will be more drama to follow.
Lakshman De Silva Friday, 09 September 2016 07:10 AM
Justice prevailed contrary to equality in Law as crimes were committed by Bharatha Luxman was many as he was a thug too
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 09 September 2016 08:42 AM
Please also pray that justice is served for all the minorities who were indiscriminately killed in the north, gone missing and still await justice.
Ruwan Thursday, 08 September 2016 05:06 PM
I hope just will prevail in your case too Hirunika!
perera Friday, 09 September 2016 10:24 AM
why ever not crime is a felony. kidnapping is a crime. she should face justice like every alleged criminal. mp or no mp .
perera Friday, 09 September 2016 10:26 AM
as a father i wanr justice for that young lad who was kidnapped nby her. she must be brought before the courts so that his father can say justice prevailed.
jolly bird Thursday, 08 September 2016 05:20 PM
DONT COMPARE A MURDER CASE WITH OTHER CASES. via DM Android App
janaka Thursday, 08 September 2016 05:23 PM
There would never have been justice without change of government.
TRUE MAN Thursday, 08 September 2016 05:35 PM
NOW JUSTICE TAKES THE LEAD IN SRI LANKA. THANKS GOOD GOVERNANCE via DM Android App
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