Mar 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Duminda Silva, who has been accused of murdering 4 persons including Presidential Advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, has sought bail.
Silva's father A. Vincent Premalal Silva has filed a bail application in the Colombo High Court.
Silva who returned to the country on Tuesday (5) was taken into custody by the police at a private hospital where he was admitted following his arrival. The Colombo High Court ordered the Police to remand Silva until 14th March.
Silva returned from Singapore where he received treatment for gunshot injuries sustained during a clash on October 8, 2011 that resulted in the death of 4 persons.
In the bail application MP Silva's father said Duminda received intensive neurological rehabilitation, speech therapy and occupational therapy at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
"Duminda's health condition compelled him to stay in a germ-free environment. Furthermore, the stress and trauma that he would undergo due to air travel could not be predicted and on arrival he had to be transferred immediately to a fully equipped hospital and under the care of the doctors, who attended to him," Silva's father said in the petition.
A request has therefore been made to grant bail to MP Silva.