Sri Lanka murder convict former MP Duminda Silva granted Presidential pardon

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Sri Lanka murder convict former MP Duminda Silva has been granted a presidential pardon.

“Ex-MP Duminda Silva who was imprisoned, released under a Special Presidential Pardon”P Spokesperson told NewsFirst.

The Colombo High Court imprisoned Silva for life in 2016, over the murder of former MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.

Silva had filed an appeal at the Supreme Court against the decision of the Colombo High Court. However, the Supreme Court upheld the verdict on murder conviction by the High Court.

Presidential Commission appointed to investigate incidents of political victimisation had recommended the release of Duminda Silva.

According to the Morning newspaper, final arrangements had been finalised earlier to grant a special presidential pardon for the release of the MP today. (NewsWire)

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