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Update 01: Discussion between Tiran and Rayynor on Duminda’s SC verdict

Discussions have been held between Public Security Minister Tiran Alles and Rayynor Silva, Chairman of Hiru Media Network regarding the future course of action to be taken upon the Supreme Court verdict to suspend the Presidential Pardon granted to Duminda Silva, Rayynor’s brother, sources disclosed.

These discussions have primarily focused on the actions to be taken upon the SC verdict in the event that Duminda Silva is currently out of the country, according to sources.

With the reversal of the Presidential Pardon, Silva becomes once again subjugated to his prison sentence and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has also been ordered to make an arrest immediately.

Accordingly, Silva is bound to spend his sentence until the hearing of the fundamental rights (FR) petition filed by former MP Hirunika Premachandra, whose father was assassinated during a clash with Silva in 2011, is concluded.

In 2016, Silva was convicted for the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and sentenced to death row. He was granted the Presidential Pardon by current President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in 2021.

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