Duminda Silva indicted on Bharatha Lakshman killing

Duminda Silva indicted on Bharatha Lakshman killing

March 3, 2015   07:29 pm

Attorney General today indicted UPFA Parliamentarian Duminda Silva and 12 others in connection with the killing of former MP and Presidential Advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.

Indictments were filed against them at the Colombo High Court on 18 charges including unlawful assembly, murder, conspiring to murder and abetting murder, Ada Derana reporter said.

Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and four others was gunned down on October 08, 2011 in a shooting which took place in Kolonnawa, during the local government election. Silva was also wounded in the shooting. 

When the case was taken up at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court today, evidence was submitted in connection with the incident.  The court then decided that sufficient evidence has been received to file indictments at the High Court and therefore notified the Attorney General. 

Thereafter the Attorney General proceeded to indict 13 persons including Duminda Silva. 

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.



NOTE:- Due to legal contstraints, the Ada Derana Editorial team has taken a decision to disable comments on all articles concerning ongoing court procedures.

Most Viewed Video Stories

Blacksmiths afflicted by rising prices of raw materials

Blacksmiths afflicted by rising prices of raw materials

PUCSL to approve to CEB's power cut schedule?

Cabinet nod to compensate paddy farmers for crop damages

Govt. to allocate Rs. 40 billion for crop damage compensation

Uptick in coronavirus deaths expected in near future

Ready to support govt to resolve crises - Tissa Attanayake

Is there a legal possibility to make Covid-19 vaccine mandatory?

Govt urged not to impose power cuts during A/L examination