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Duminda Silva was set free from the Welikada Prison today after he received a presidential pardon from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Prison's Spokesperson Chandana Ekanayake confirmed that Silva was released from the Welikada Prison a short while ago.

The former parliamentarian was jailed to life in prison from 2016 after the Colombo High Court found him guilty for the murder of former MP Bharatha Premachandra. (JAMILA HUSAIN)

 

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  • RoaringCreek Thursday, 24 June 2021 10:47 AM

    That is the final nail of the coffin which will carry the GSP . Well done Nandasena.

    Happ Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:28 AM

    Happy Poson Ranil, Basil, Duminda.

    Sammy Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:34 AM

    Selective Presidential pardon?

    Bandara Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:34 AM

    Law is only for the poor

    CNW PATHIRANA Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:35 AM

    Ok y not free all the prisoners, many are below his crime..

    Manage Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:43 AM

    Srilankan judiciary system is totally collapsed today.All the criminals are the pillars of the Srilankan Judicial system.This is the wonder of Asia.

    maha Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:43 AM

    Lawless country, set free murderers

    Seal Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:44 AM

    What has this country become ?

    Lion Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:45 AM

    Murderers are setting free, this is the message given to the world by our leaders.

    Shahani Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:48 AM

    Thought for a moment suddenly how come pardoning Former LTTE cadres on sympathy.

    Be Fair Thursday, 24 June 2021 05:09 PM

    I think it was a super strategy to bring in the suspected LTTE cadres in prison to be released as a disguise. I thought that was one commendable move. And now this

    Sim Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:54 AM

    I can remember when we walked together

    Sammodha Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:55 AM

    Not surprised! What a shame Gotabaya and the goons!!

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:00 PM

    Mrs. BACHELE TO NOTE.

    Periyannan Prasantha Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:01 PM

    this country is going to hell

    M. Imsid Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:02 PM

    How long will it be for him to enter Parliament and become a Minister?

    Rex Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:04 PM

    WHAT ABOUT RAJAN ALSO BE GIVEN PRESIDENTAIL PARDON

    Ganesh Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:07 PM

    Hope they will working together now to develop the country.

    Murshid idroos Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:08 PM

    Well done president nature would decide paradise or hell for u both and those involced in decision The most memorable decision of our country n your presidency

    Savithrie de Zoyss Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:08 PM

    Birds of a feather flock together. Disgusting. Next stop Parliament

    Sri lankan Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:08 PM

    Didn't we know this was coming? Sometimes the God let these culprits go free in order to punish them severely.

    Mithula Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:10 PM

    What about Ranjan? His crime is only standing against you crooks.

    Indrani fernando Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:10 PM

    Will God also pardon him? Only Godly repentance will set him free from eternal damnation/ simply Hell.

    Hudson Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:36 PM

    At least release Ranjan and escape the backlash.

    Upul Biyagamage Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:41 PM

    All the countries problems are now solved. Ashikland!

    Prisnor Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:48 PM

    Another KALAGOLAYA!!!

    Priest Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:50 PM

    Must be taking sil today?

    johan Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:52 PM

    Birds of a feather flock together so as murderers

    Tupac Thursday, 24 June 2021 12:58 PM

    RIP Srilanka !!!!

    Thiru Thursday, 24 June 2021 01:00 PM

    A sinful treat on a Poya Day RIP for GSP

    Pivinathan@hotmail.com Thursday, 24 June 2021 02:30 PM

    Close everything

    Lanka putha Thursday, 24 June 2021 02:40 PM

    Another job waiting.

    Tony Thursday, 24 June 2021 02:49 PM

    Dog can bite the hand that feeds it.

    Lanka putha Thursday, 24 June 2021 03:12 PM

    James banda. Man with a golden gun. Mission possible.

    Deborah Cramer Thursday, 24 June 2021 03:29 PM

    Are we surprised?

    Bernard Thursday, 24 June 2021 05:34 PM

    There could be a justification in releasing the 16 LTTE cadres who were in remand prison for a long period but releasing a person who had been found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment by the Supreme Court goes against civilization and cannot be justified.

    Adivasi Thursday, 24 June 2021 10:01 PM

    Wonder how our Justice minister justifies this.... Hope he is aware according to Islam the first to be judged by Allah are the judges...

    According to Daughter Thursday, 24 June 2021 10:10 PM

    Hirunika said that Duminda did not kill her father and it was Duminda who was shot first. So what's wrong in releasing him?

    Fernando manicure Thursday, 24 June 2021 10:45 PM

    Wait for the time We will send him to hell by gun

    Lee Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:21 PM

    I condemn this decision. Undermines the whole justice system, what ever there is left in the system. Sad day for Sri Lanka!.

    Boris Vanculenberg Friday, 25 June 2021 01:00 AM

    The president has made the judiciary a mockery and look disdain! You showed the country what you are capable of! Remember, it's we who elected

    Prageeth Friday, 25 June 2021 02:23 AM

    As per R. Ramanayake's comments back in 2017, the SL judicial is corrupt over 90%. In that context, pardoning D. Silva would correct that error?

    Blue murder Friday, 25 June 2021 07:11 AM

    Another murderer walks free, under Nandasena's pardon! It takes a murderer to do such a thing!!!

    Nomads Friday, 25 June 2021 07:34 AM

    Wish 6.9million could have reversed its decision . Now fallen prey.(Wheeping)

    Michelle Friday, 25 June 2021 10:20 AM

    Now as per Namal the country will develop. Yeah through the trade of drugs...

    saman Friday, 25 June 2021 10:51 AM

    Constitution must be amended to remove President's pardon powers and vest them in a Pardon Commission

    ACK Friday, 25 June 2021 11:30 AM

    Api Thamai Hodatama kerai

    Andrew Silva Friday, 25 June 2021 11:49 AM

    Gotha “ Dan- Sapa- da”


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