Parliamentarian Duminda Silva and the third suspect Chaminda Ravi Jayanath were further remanded till May 8 in connection with the killing of former presidential adviser Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra at Mulleriyawa on October 8, 2011.
Mr. Silva is warded at the Nawaloka Hospital under remand custody.
The case was taken up for inquiry by Additional Colombo Magistrate Sandun Vithanana because the bail applications filed before the Colombo High Court has not been considered for bail.
The bail application filed on behalf of Ravi Jayanath was earlier refused by the High Court over an earlier fire arms retention case.
The other suspects who were said to have been involved in the Mulleriyawa shooting were granted bail.
The Magistrate had earlier directed the CID to submit a JMO’s report on Mr. Silva’s health condition.
Meanwhile the JMO had sought time to file his report.
The non-summary trial is fixed for inquiry before the Colombo Additional Magistrate against the suspects -- Vithanalage Anura Thushara De Mel, Chandana Jagath Kumara, Chaminda Ravi Jayanath Manjula Prasad Hettiarachchi, Kodippili Arachchilage Lanka Rasanjana, Shibly Munauwwar, Amila, Kovilegedera, Ruwan Madusanka Senaratna, Rohana Marasinghe, Morawaka Dewage Suranga Premalal, Getamanna Malavi Kankanamage Bandula Senaratna, Getamanna Malavi Kankanamage Hettkankanamge Sirinayaka Pathiranage, Wijesuriya Arachchilage Malaka Sameera, Vidanagamamge Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Sarath Bandara, Chaminda Samankumara Kumara, Nagoda Liyanaarachchige Shaminda, Arambewelage Don Kaushalya Dananjaya Madusanka Silva, Duminda Silva Hemantha Charindu Asanka, Rajapurage Gamini and Ravi Jagath who were charged with being involved in the shooting that took place on October 8, 2011 at Mulleriyawa. (T. Farook Thajudeen)