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* Sri Lanka ruling party MP charged with murder of presidential advisor
Tue, Feb 19, 2013, 08:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 19, Colombo: Attorney General of Sri Lanka has advised the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to also file charges against ruling party parliamentarian Duminda Silva in the homicides of presidential advisor and former lawmaker Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and two others.

Accordingly, the CID has filed four counts of charges against 13 suspects including MP Silva before the Colombo Magistrates court today. The suspects were charged with murder, conspiracy, attempted murder and unlawful assembly with a common intention.

Counsel Upul Kumarapperuma appearing for the plaintiff asked the court to issue warrants for the arrest of MP Silva.

The MP, who sustained gunshot injuries to head in the shootout that killed the presidential adviser Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra in Kolonnawa in October 2011, is receiving treatment at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

President Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya appearing for MP Silva told the court that according to the doctors who treat him, Silva needs at least another 18 months to fully recover.

However, the Counsel promised to produce the suspect in court at the next hearing date fixed to March 17.



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