Duminda Silva sentenced to death in Bharatha murder case

14307352510926460_10155229857995556_2657610273837038294_nFormer Parliamentarian Duminda Silva was today sentenced to death in the Bharatha Lakshman murder case.

The Colombo High Court issued the death sentence on five convicts when the verdict over the death was announced today.

The High Court issued the death sentence on the 1st, 3rd, 7th, 10th and 11th accused.

However the fifth suspect was not in court when the verdict was issued as he was reported missing.

Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, a former Presidential advisor, and his bodyguards were murdered in October 2011 ahead of elections held at the time.

Duminda Silva was also injured in the incident and he sought treatment overseas but he was accused of being involved in the killing.

The convicts will serve life in prison as the death sentence is not implemented in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Politics is a game for power for people in power to enjoy power for ever, destroying everything that is blocking power. At the end Politicians loose and Legal fraternity gains by means of unprecedented fees which goes unaccounted for tax.

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