Duminda Silva who is a suspect in the murder of former MP Baratha Lakshman Premachandra is to undergo another operation at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, the CID said.
Submitting a report to the magistrate the CID informed Colombo Magistrate court that they had recorded a statement from the father of Duminda Silva who has told them that Duminda Silva is to undergo further surgery during the course of this week and therefore is unable to be present in court.
Counsel for Baratha Lakshman Premachandra, Tirantha Walaliyadda objecting the report called on the magistrate to issue a warrant to the interpol for the arrest of Silva. The counsel further submitted that the CID from the inception of the case wanted to safe guard the interests of Silva.
The magistrate however, noted that a warrant to the Interpol could only be issued if the CID tells court that they are unable to apprehend the suspect which is not the case here.
Hemantha Warnakulasuriya appearing on behalf of Duminda Silva told court that his client is a victim of the shootout and has not absconded court as the court is aware of his clients whereabouts.
The suspects in the case were further remanded till the 27th of April. (Farook Thajudeen)