Former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva has called on the High Court
to release from charges made against him in the murder of Baratha Lakshman Premachandra. He was making this special statement from the defence dock.
Four persons including Baratha Lakshman Premachandra who served as an Advisor to the Former President were murdered in the Mulleriyawa area in the year 2011. A case was filed against 13 suspects including Former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva in the High Court.
When the case was taken up for hearing today, Duminda Silva, making a special statement from the defence dock requested the three judge bench to free him from the charges made against him. Also the father of Duminda Silva appeared in Court as a defence witness.
Further hearings were adjourned until the 09th of this month.