Supreme Court reaffirms Duminda Silva’s death sentence

Supreme Court reaffirms Duminda Silva’s death sentence

11 October 2018 11:20 am

The Supreme Court today reaffirmed the death sentence imposed by the High Court on three accused including former MP R. Duminda Silva over the killing of four persons including former MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.

The Supreme Court acquitted Anura Thushara from all charges and ordered to release him.

The verdict was delivered when the appeal submitted by four persons including Duminda Silva requesting the court to revoke the death sentence was taken up at 2.30 pm today in the Supreme Court.

The verdict was given by a Supreme Court judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Priyasad Dep, Buwaneka Aluvihare, Nalin Perera, Priyantha Jayawardena and Vijith Malalgoda.

The court announced the verdict after hearing the case for six days.

Five persons including former MP Duminda Silva were sentenced to death on 8 September 2016 for shooting to death four persons including former MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.