Premalal Jayasekera, who is on death-row, takes oaths as a Member of Parliament

Premalal Jayasekera, who is on death-row, takes oaths as a Member of Parliament

Written by Zulfick Farzan

08 Sep, 2020 | 1:16 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  Premalal Jayasekera who was sentenced to death for murder and held in prison took oaths as a Member of Parliament in the presence of the Speaker of Parliament on Tuesday (08).

The Court of Appeal on Monday (07) granted permission for Premalal Jayasekera, to attend Parliament sittings.

An interim order also issued by the court on Monday (07) stating the permission which was granted will be in effect until the petition filed by Premalal Jayasekera is taken up for examination and a verdict is delivered.

On the 31st of July 2020, Premalal Jayasekera was sentenced to death by the Ratnapura High Court as he was found guilty on the indictments of shooting dead one person and injuring two others.

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