The appeal has requested the Supreme Court to overrule the High Court verdict and acquit the former MP.
President’s Counsel Anil Silva stated that the High Court verdict was given with the intention to make Former MP Duminda Silva guilty and it has a lot of faults.
The appeal was taken before a panel of five-member Supreme Court Judges led by Chief Justice Priyasath Dep.
President’s Counsel, Anil Silva who appeared for former MP Duminda Silva said one of the female judges has given her verdict with the intention to make former MP Duminda Silva guilty.
He said the so-called female judge has given her verdict merel
No evidence of firearms use
The President’s Counsel pointed out before the Supreme Court the former MP was accused of using firearms but no evidence was produced before Court during the trial.
President’s Counsel Anil Silva said that irrelevant evidence was produced with regard to the other charges as well.
He stated that 62 contradictions and faults were marked during the trial.
The President Counsel further said that such contradictions and faults should be taken into consideration and their advantage should be given to the former MP Duminda Silva in giving the verdict but it has not been done.
Forged incidents have been created
In addition, he logically proved that forged incidents have been created in order to make former MP Duminda Silva guilty.
Although the shooting incident in which the former MP was injured started by the other faction, the President’s Counsel pointed out that, that had been neglected in giving the verdict.
Disregarded the submissions
He further said that the Case was trialled by the High Court based on the falsely created incidents and evidence while disregarding the submissions made by the counsels of former MP Duminda Silva.
President’s Counsel, Anil Silva who appeared for former MP Duminda Silva reiterated before the Court that his client was denied a fair trial which is entitled by any citizen because this case was filed to tarnish the image of his client.
Therefore, he requested the Supreme Court to quash the High Court verdict as it has been given noncompliance with the law and, acquit former MP Duminda Silva from all charges.
The petition will be called again for further hearing on May 8th.