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Prison Authorities ordered to produce Premalal Jayasekara for Parliament sessions

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The Court of Appeal today issued an interim order on the Prison Commissioner and on the Superintendant of Welikada Prison to produce former Power and Energy Deputy Minister and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) candidate for Ratnapura District Premalal Jayasekera alias “Chokka Malli” for Parliamentary sessions during its sittings.

Mr. Jayasekera gained the second highest number of preferential votes for the Ratnapura District in the last General Election.

The two Appeal Court Judges A.H.M. Nawas and S. Rajakaruna made this order to the Prison Authorities on considering a writ application filed by Mr. Jayasekera in the Court of Appeal seeking an order for him to appear for the Parliamentary sessions during its sittings.

The Court also issued notice on the Attorney General and to the Parliamentary Secretary to appear before court on September 29 to hear the writ petition.

President Counsel Romesh Silva instructed by Buddhika Chandrasekera appeared for the petitioner .

Mr. Jayasekera and two others were convicted by the Ratnapura High Court for shooting to death a person while injuring two others during the 2015 Presidential Election campaign killing one person and wounding two others by gunshots, as the victims were decorating an election stage of then Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena in Kahawatta, Ratnapura. (T. Farook Thajudeen)

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  • Sambo Tuesday, 08 September 2020 07:41 AM

    What kind of country is this. People who are on death row are allowed to come and attend parliamentary sittings. What will the educated world think of us. Any common seance when giving such judgments.

    Leo Tuesday, 08 September 2020 09:38 AM

    The educated world already knows that Sri Lanka is a safe haven for criminals. However who is the real guilty here, the criminal or the people who elect criminals.

    Sudhu Kolla Tuesday, 08 September 2020 08:39 AM

    Wow! So this government is also not going to keep its promises.

    Kapila Senaratne Tuesday, 08 September 2020 08:49 AM

    What a joke ? A murderer become a Lawmaker.

    Christopher Seneviratne Tuesday, 08 September 2020 09:30 AM

    One Law for the ordinary people of this country , One law for the politicians. God Almighty help this country. The Judiciary sad to say is totally corrupt.

    Yehiya Tuesday, 08 September 2020 09:37 AM

    Move the parliament to prison.

    Raj Tuesday, 08 September 2020 10:19 AM

    What an injustice and insult to the families of the murdered by the whole country!

    Sri Wickrema Tuesday, 08 September 2020 12:10 PM

    This is a new record by a convicted criminal in Sri Lanka parliament. All his colleagues may embrace the criminal and wish him good luck. What Ranjan said about the judiciary is real or fictional?


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