Trial-at-bar to hear Bharatha murder case in October

BharathaA trial-at-bar will hear the case into the murder of former Presidential advisor, Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra in October.

The Colombo High Court today fixed for October 12, the date to hear the case by a special trial-at-bar.

A request was earlier made to consider the case as special and appoint a trial-at-bar.

Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was an advisor to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was killed along with his bodyguards during a shootout in October 2011.

Former Defence Ministry monitoring MP Duminda Silva was accused over the murder but he has denied the charges. (Colombo Gazette)