Written by Zulfick Farzan
31 Jul, 2020 | 6:32 pm
Colombo (News 1st); Ex-Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Premalal Jayasekera alias “Choca Malli”, Ex-Chairman of the Kahawatte Pradeshiya Sabha Wajira Darshana Silva, and Ex-Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councillor Nilantha Jayakody were sentenced to death by the Ratnapura High Court today.
The judgment was delivered by Ratnapura High Court Judge Rohan Jayawardena.
The trio was sentenced to death after they were found guilty of multiple indictments including causing damage to an election rally in Kahawatte during the run-up to the 2015 Presidential Election and shooting dead an individual.
Premalal Jayasekera was elected to Parliament from the Ratnapura District in 2010 and served as the Deputy Minister for Power & Energy and Rajarata Development.
He represented the previous parliament as well and was contesting the 2020 General Election from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna after making his debut in Sri Lankan politics from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
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