PS Member on death-row requests to attend Pradeshiya Sabha sessions

PS Member on death-row requests to attend Pradeshiya Sabha sessions

PS Member on death-row requests to attend Pradeshiya Sabha sessions

Written by Zulfick Farzan

06 Oct, 2020 | 5:50 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  Ex-Chairman of the Kahawatte Pradeshiya Sabha Manikka Waduge Vajira Darshana de Silva who was sentenced to death along with Parliamentarian Premalal Jayasekera has requested the Commissioner General of Prisons to allow him to attend the Kahawatte Pradeshiya Sabha session fixed for the 08th of October.

The Commissioner-General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya in a letter to the Secretary to the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement said the death-row inmate had made the request via an attorney.

Wajira Darshana Silva was sentenced to death as well as 47 years in prison on the 31st of July and was incarcerated on the same day.

According to the letter, the death-row inmate had filed an appeal against the death sentence and is currently at the Welikada Prison as an inmate who had filed an appeal.

The Prisons Commissioner General had requested the Ministry Secretary to advise on the matter as Prison Laws and Regulations do not contain provisions for such a request.

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