Breaking News: Duminda Silva sentenced to death in Bharatha Lakshman case

Breaking News: Duminda Silva sentenced to death in Bharatha Lakshman case

Breaking News: Duminda Silva sentenced to death in Bharatha Lakshman case

Written by Staff Writer

08 Sep, 2016 | 12:06 pm

Former parliamentarian Duminda Silva and four others received death sentences in connection with the killing of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.

The case was taken up before a trial-at-bar.

The defendants were charged with unlawful assembly and attempted murder.

The sentence was handed down on Former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva, Anura Thushara Demel, Chaminda Ravi-Jayanath alias ‘Dematagoda Chaminda’, Sarath Bandara and Janaka Bandara Galegoda.

It was revealed during the trial that one of the defendants in the case, Janaka Bandara Galegoda was reported missing.

Issuing the verdict, court informed that Former MP Duminda Silva had led the attack.

Court also informed that the Former MP had been under the influence of alchohol at the time.

This case was taken up for trial on  October 12, 2015 before High Court judges Shiran Gooneratne, Padmini Ranawaka Goonetilake and MCGS Morais.

 


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