Colombo Telegraph

Duminda Silva Challenges Death Sentence

Former Parliamentarian, Duminda Silva who was recently sentenced to death in the Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra killing has filed an appeal in the Colombo High Court, challenging the sentence delivered by the Court this month.


Last week, three others Anura Thushara De Mel, Chaminda Ravi Jayanath alias ‘Dematagoda Chaminda’ and Mudiyanselage Sarath Bandara, who were also sentenced to death along with Silva submitted an appeal on the death sentence.

On September 8, they were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court in a divided judgement over a shoot-out in Mulleriyawa between Silva and Premachandra and their thugs, which killed Premachandra in 2011.

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