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. 

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