Oct 11, 2018

SC dismisses Duminda Silva's appeal

An appeal filed by former MP Duminda Silva and three others appealing against the death penalty imposed by the High Court over the killing of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and three other accused was dismissed by the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court today (October 11).

The Supreme Court reaffirmed the death penalty imposed on accused number 11 Duminda Silva, accused number 03 Dematagoda Chaminda and accused number 07 Sarath Bandara.

In addition, accused number 1 in the case - Police Constable Anura Thushara De Mel was acquitted.

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