trial- at- bar for Duminda Silva

Published : 8:54 am  June 26, 2015 | No comments so far |  |  (615) reads | 

By T. Farook Thajudeen.
 The Chief Justice has fixed the trial against Parliamentarian Duminda Silva and 12 other accused over the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra to be heard before three High Court  judges  Shiran Gunaratne,  Pathmini Ranawaka and C.B.S. Morais.

Chief Justice K.Late-City-DM-1-8 Sripavan fixed it to be heard before the trial –at- bar comprising three Judges, considering a request by Attorney General.  


The Colombo High Court earlier fixed August 6 to hear the prosecution’s evidence before High Court judge Devike de Livera Tennakoon and to fix the trial against  absconding accused Galaboda in absentia


Mr. Silva and the other 12accused were indicted by the Attorney General under 17 charges for unlawful assembly, causing the murders of former Parliamentarian Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and three others for committing serious injuries to Mr. Premachandra’s official body guard Rajapurage Gamini in October 8, 2011 at Walpola, Mulleriyawa. The suspects were Vithanalage Anura Thushara De Mel, Chandana Jagath Kumara, Chaminda Ravi Jayanath, Kodippili Arachchilage Lanka Rasanjana, Wijesuriya Arachchilage Malaka Sameera, Vidanagamage Amila, Kovile Gedera, Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Sarath Bandara, Morawaka Dewage Suranga Premalal, Chaminda Saman Kumara Abeywickrama Galaboda,    Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Sarath Bandara, Duminda Silva,   Rohana Marasinghe and Nagoda Liyanaarachchige Shaminda.