An appeal filed in the Supreme Court by former UPFA MP Duminda Silva was argued before the Supreme Court, yesterday.
A High Court Trial-at-Bar convicted Duminda Silva and four others of unlawful assembly and aiding and abetting in the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, at Kolonnawa in 2012. The High Court Trial-at-Bar imposed the death penalty. The convicts subsequently filed an appeal in the Supreme Court to set aside the High Court sentence and conviction.
The appeal was yesterday argued by Anuja Premaratne, PC, who appeared for some of the accused appellants.
Anil Silva PC, Shavindra Fernando PC, Saliya Pieris PC, appeared for the other accused appellants. The five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, comprised Chief Justice Priyasarth Dep, Justice Buwanaka Aluvihara, Justice Priyantha Jayawardena, Justice Nalin Perera and Justice Vijith K. Malalgoda.