Two months ago, last April, the lawyers representing Parliamentarian Duminda Silva – on the basis of multiple diagnoses by eminent physicians – assured a court of law that their client was a grievously sick man. The judge was told that Mr. Silva’s left side was paralysed, his brain function down by 40% and his recovery contingent on immediate quiet retirement into the bosom of his loving family.
But the pictures taken in the Chairperson EAP Edirisinghe Organization ( Swarnavahini) Soma Edirisinghe’s Birthday party on July 05 shows Duminda Silva dancing the night away and he appears to remember Soma well.
According to a Wikipedia page; RDSS (R.D. Silva Syndrome) also known as “Hora Leda” is a very rare instance (But very common in the Resplendent tropical Island of Sri Lanka) in which a person who suffers massive traumatic Brain Injury only sustains memory loss specific to the traumatic event, with an otherwise normal recovery.
In order to qualify for Duminda Silva Syndrome, the patient must have a selective memory loss of only the events leading to their Brain Injury and not any other aspect of their life. They must be able to carry on with their usual life not knowing anything about the incident that caused the Brain Injury.
The abuse of the Duminda Silva Syndrome in order to conceal material information about the event is still being argued upon.
The term is believed to be more of a Legal creation than a Medical condition. The eponym originates from the miraculous recovery of Sri Lankan Politician Duminda Silva following a tragic injury suffered at the hands of hired thugs.
Duminda Silva, also known as Arumadura Lawrence Romelo Duminda Silva is the 11th accused in the Baratha Lakshman Premachandra murder case.
Peace Lover / July 8, 2013
well if this the so called Buddhist way of life here a murdere is hobnobbing freely that K A Sumansekra (LEELA OF LEE POTTER) wants to preserve ?please answer dude without running away
Dinuk / July 8, 2013
If Dayasiri joins Rajapassa it would be very disappointing and demonstrate his lack of ethics and principles and judgement.
he would be jumping onto a sinking ship and will lose all credibility in both parties – UNP and SLFP and among the general public.
All the politicians of Lanka have no principles or ethics and are simply greedy and power crazy
Lapatiya / July 8, 2013
According to his Lawyers, one side of the brain of Duminda Silva is not functioning. it may be true because we have a Leader without a brain at all. Otherwise people like Duminda Silva should have been Dancing in Jail. Probably our independent news papers will carry a news item tomorrow claiming that Duminda Silva Dancing in his sleep.
Avi / July 8, 2013
As long as Rajapakshas are in power, Duminda, Mervin and
similar low life politicians are quite safe. I doubt this would
change much under a UNP government with Mr.Ranil
Wickramasinghe at the helm given the power these
people have with ill gotten wealth. Gotabaya’s business
relationship with Duminda’s brother Reno in Peach
hotels group and other investments are more than
enough for Duminda to get away with anything.
Baharatha’s murder really defined Rajapakshas.
Sun / July 8, 2013
Great comment. You are spot on.
Not Duminda or other criminals are guilty for the today^s problems, it is all because MR regime. He is the person who let all these rapists, drug dealers or other crime doers to breed further. Today the situation is crime friendly – thanks to Rajapakshe bunch.
Rod Atkins / July 8, 2013
ahahahah Good Answer……
kuma / July 8, 2013
Sorry, the comment language is English – CT
Safa / July 8, 2013
Birds of a feather dancing together. Entire episode of BLP’s killing stage managed by the R’s and whole country taken for a ride. Shows how stupid the people are to trust and elect such scoundrels. I feel sorry for BLP’s daughter.
Dhaksha / July 8, 2013
Getting away with murder. False medical certificates, expensive lawyers, political clout, and deceit.
They have become experts at this. Let’s not forget the criminals who viciously raped a tourist and killed her boyfriend in Tangalle. The Brits are still waiting to see some justice.
Justice in Sri Lanka does not apply to the Rajapaksa’s and their golayas holding high positions in this country.
If the Rajapaksa’s truly believed in the rule of law, these disgusting murders who are seen enjoying life, while their victim’s families mourn, would have at least given the families some closure by making sure the murderers are held responsible for such crimes.
Jayantha / July 8, 2013
The best ever comedy show acors in the world.
Deserve world recognition from next world comedy show awards.
Birds of feather flock together.
MJ / July 9, 2013
This news didn’t surprise me at all!!!
MOE will provide all details about what sort of treatment he received in Singapore and how long he spent in that hospital. Even MOE has no clue that have been spied to monitor his progress!!! Legal request to the hospital and they have to release the information to the court.
Sun / July 9, 2013
Cant the journalists find the truth about him and how the hospitalization was ? Why is that seems tob e taking free journalists to bring more about the issue.
punchinilame / July 9, 2013
Now that a new Constitution is in the Air, serious consideration must
be given to incorporate a CBI type of Institute as in India, here, to
ensure that political vermins are picked up with time.
Burt / July 9, 2013
These are the people that are fighting to protect Buddhism? Unfortunatly there is no God in Buddhism to help them either.
douglas / July 9, 2013
Look at the right hand wrist of “SUDU PUTHA”. Is it a “Pirith Nool” OR a “coir rope” used in ships, called “Nave Kambe”? Perhaps it could be so manny “pirith nools” tied by several Buddhist Monks competing with each other to win favours in this life itself.
This collection of “pirith nools” would have saved his life for him to perform another “MIRACLE”.
MNZ / July 9, 2013
Wonder if the BBS tied this pirith noola on innocent DS.
However, one thought Duminda was a good Roman Catholic, and his patron-in-chief was the archbishop His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith!
thrishu / September 14, 2016
These are Designer Fake Pirith Nool adorned to deceive the voters, the naive Buddhist voters. They are part of the deceptionist’s props.
gonbella / July 9, 2013
Cosa Nostra or for that matter any of the Italian mafia organisations will be well advised to take lessons from how Sri Lanka is run today.
Under the tutelage of MR the Godfather the crime syndicate ‘Silly Lanka’ is thriving.
Anura / July 9, 2013
— Not the guys in those photos. But the Idiots are you and me who keep observing these in the last 30-40 years. we idiots getting happier, because photos are getting more colorful as time passes.
Probono Publico / July 9, 2013
Ko Leela alias K A Sumansekeras comments ?
Sun / July 9, 2013
Leela is among us here by new Usernames.
Anyway, there will be significant masses akin to Leela aka Sumanesekara in the country to hell bent believe the ruling bunch is the best to lead the country.
Safa / July 9, 2013
Only man missing in this episode is Dr Eliythan White the Prezs Miracle Medicine Man.
Dr.Rajasingham Narendran / July 9, 2013
Mahatma Gandhi is reputed to have said that in an u just society, all the good men must be in jail! It is nothing but right that Duminda is having a gala time outside. It is ‘ We’ in our thousands who should be in jail. The day we are ready to do this, by courting arrest while protesting on our streets, our country would become just. These photographs where Duminda is seen hobnobbing with big wigs in this land of ours, makes me bow my head in shame.
Kautilya / July 9, 2013
Gota is missing in the party.
mike / July 10, 2013
He is busy making plans for the disappearance of Vaas and family!
Tharu Paba / July 9, 2013
Citizens of Siri Lanka,
There are no foes or friends in “POLYTRICKS” !
We, the citizens are the the foolish “LOT” to have faith in all these “POLYTRIKKAS” !!!
Haramanis / July 9, 2013
Leela [Edited out]and his fan club have nothing to say. They approve of this life style. Any jackass who has political power becomes the social elite of Colombo 7. These are people who would have been only allowed in the hotel kitchen if their real status and education was considered. But in upside down Sri Lanka you have to be educated to be a chef while thugs and murderers are your guests. Shame on the Edirisinghe family as well currying favor with this type of scum. What a sick disgusting country.
Native Vedda / July 9, 2013
“This is a good move any rouge can move any where with this cloth.Ban it immediately.”
Here is the evidence that rogues need no Burqa to cover themselves.
Burt / July 9, 2013
I too had a complliment for Leela: its not there. Even CT is discriminating. :)
Alen / July 9, 2013
We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT
justice / July 9, 2013
These photos are proof of false medical certificates written and signed by doctors, and the mercenary lawyers who cited them in court as proof of Duminda’s inability to attend courts.
There were photos of supposedly Duminda’s brain which were really pieces of meat from the butcher’s shop, on the web.
Judicial officers appear to have accepted them as proof of grievous brain injury.
Will they now realise that they had been ‘taken for a ride’?
Surgeons who attended on him would have known the truth.
But,strangely noone asked them.
How did Duminda finance the massive cost of his singapore treatment?
Was it from the President’s Fund?
Leelage_amma / July 9, 2013
But if we have a minister of justice with a backbone to react…. nothing like this would have happened. Even today, he is the man to be accused of incidents allow happening. There were golden times in our history, lawyers, doctors worked to the rule using their conscience, not even allowing anyone to approach them for this kind of unlawful medical explanation being passed to local media with the patronage of ruling govt. But today, everything is made possible by the man – who seems to be charm for some, but for many- most abusive srilanken leader that the country ever produced. I think we the lankens should protest against these sort medical statements not to hear again. Why the opposition have fully ignored on this – why they did not make genuine efforts finding the truth story of Dumunda^s health history, why free journalists blind and deaf in terms of this brutal murder related investigations ? … puzzling to any sane person.. :(
mike / July 10, 2013
I remember, where is Anarkali??
nizam / July 10, 2013
Well, well, well, where is the Bodu Bala Sena is going to stand on such functions involving Budhhists? Are these moderates or extremists?
Sumith / July 11, 2013
This whole episode of Duminda got gravely shot and injured is a cooked up story for the people. Duminda was given license to kill Bharatha since he was openly talking against the party dirt. Once he got killed they made the story Dumnida is gravely injured and sent him to SIngapore. They made everybody to believe that DUmnida was a vegetable will not be able to walk out of the bed.
Their plan worked very well the people were fooled.
Samare / July 11, 2013
Why have international journalists failed to bring the truth of this story yet ?
mike / July 12, 2013
It is never too late for international journalists to rake the matter! Hitlerpaksha has summoned Hirunika to Temple Trees, possibly a marriage proposal with Duminda??
Rick / July 14, 2013
Ban Swarnawahini. They are the agents of extremist groups in Sri Lanka. Do a careful analysis of electronic media reporting. seriously.
Eddie Wijesuriya / September 14, 2016
A political mess