Hirunika Premachandra, daughter of slain presidential Advisor Baratha Lakshman Premachandra, said that “it seems like Duminda Silva would be set free”.
Speaking to the media at the conclusion of a hearing at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court, Ms. Premachandra said she doesn’t understand why it took a year for her driver to recant his statement.
“I don’t get how he got reminded of this one year later – even psychologically it’s the statement given in the heat of that moment that is accepted. I don’t know how it all changed a year later,” she said.
When asked as to if she thought there was political interference into the recant, Premachandra was convinced there was.
“Definitely there was. Money can do anything in this country.” she said.