The former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva has been Given with Death Sentence over Bharatha Lakshman Murder Case. Duminda Silva and four others are given death sentence on the Bharatha Lakshman Murder Case verdict.
Five accused including the former MP Duminda Silva were handed over death sentence by the Colombo High Court over the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.The High Court trial at bar, in a 2-1 majority decision, convicted these five over six charges including conspiring to murder.
The High Court judges Padmini N Ranawake and MCBS Moraes agreed to the decision, while judge Shiran Gunaratne dissented, determining that all five were innocent of the charges.
The Colombo High Court gave the death sentence to the former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva and four others in connection with the killing of the former MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.
The former MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra along with him four other people, were killed in a shootout at the Walpola Junction, near Mulleriyawa, on the 8th of October-2011.