Duminda Silva appeal dismissed by Supreme court

Duminda Silva appeal dismissed by Supreme court

An appeal filed by Former Parliamentarian 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).

Thereby 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.

The Supreme Court acquitted accused number o1 in the case, Police Constable Anura Thushara De Mel.