Appeal by Premalala Jayasekara against death sentence called-up

Appeal by Premalala Jayasekara against death sentence called-up

Appeal by Premalala Jayasekara against death sentence called-up

Written by Staff Writer

09 Jul, 2021 | 3:53 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The appeals filed by SLPP MP Premalal Jayasekera and two others with the Court of Appeal will be taken up on the 07th of September.

The appeals were filed by Premalal Jayasekera, Ex-Provincial Council Member Nilantha Jayasinghe and Ex-Kahawatte Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Vajira Darshan request that the death sentences imposed on them by the Ratnapura High Court be made null and they be released and acquitted from all the indictments.

On the 31st of July 2020, the trio was sentenced to death by the Ratnapura High Court on the indictments of shooting dead one person and injuring two others.

The appeals were called up in the presence of Justices Bandula Karunaratne and R. Gurusinghe.

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