Attempts to get death sentence passed on Duminda Silva | Daily News


Ranjan’s audio tapes with former CID Director Shani Abeysekara reveal:

Attempts to get death sentence passed on Duminda Silva

It is the expectation of several people including you and me to see Duminda Silva being served the death sentence. I am confident that this expectation will be fulfilled but don't let anyone know about this matter, Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake had told former CID Director Shani Abeysekara according to the audio tapes of the conversation seized from Ramanayake residence by the Colombo South Special Crimes Operation Unit.

Investigations into the audio tapes seized also revealed attempts made to get former Intelligence Chief Brig. Saleh transferred from his post as he was an obstruction to attempts made to get the death sentence passed on Duminda Silva.

During the conversation Ranjan Ramanayake had said he had also spoken to a female judge showering praise on her and told her that the entire nation was waiting to see the death sentence passed on Duminda Silva.

According to the conservation when Ramanayke informed Shani Abeysekara that he would brief former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe about the matter, Shani Abeysekara had begged him not to do so saying that he would even come and wash pots and pans at Ramanayake's house if he concealed it from Wickremesinghe.

Meanwhile, the CID has launched a special investigation into the contents of these audio clips. The acting IGP had received several appeals requesting him to initiate stringent legal action against Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake and initiate proceedings to obtain a pardon to Duminda Silva who has been committed to the death sentence.


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