Duminda Silva sentenced to death in Bharatha murder case

Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, a former Presidential advisor, and his bodyguards were murdered in October 2011 ahead of elections held at the time.Duminda Silva was also injured in the incident and he sought treatment overseas but he was accused of being involved in the killing. However the fifth suspect was not in court when the verdict was issued as he was reported missing. Former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva was today sentenced to death in the Bharatha Lakshman murder case.The Colombo High Court issued the death sentence on five convicts when the verdict over the death was announced today. The High Court issued the death sentence on the 1st, 3rd, 7th, 10th and 11th accused. The convicts will serve life in prison as the death sentence is not implemented in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)