Bharatha Lakshman dead, Duminda Silva critical

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10.23am(monday)- MP Duminda Silva is slowly recovering. He has been breathing without the support of a ventilator since this morning, Hospital sources

7.00pm (sunday)- MP Duminda Silva continues to be on a life support system at the Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital. One bullet was removed and the other is yet to be removed as it had penetrated deep into his skull. 

09:15pm – Duminda Silva has been taken out of the operating theatre at 9pm and is now in ICU. He will be monitored for 48 hours, hospital sources say. 

07:44pm – The party office and a luxury vehicle belonging to UPFA MP Duminda Silva were put to the torch by a mob at Kollonawa a short while ago, police said. Meanwhile tension was running high in the Kollonawa area as additional soldiers and commandos from the elite Special Task Force (STF) positioned in the area while a dusk to dawn police curfew has been imposed in the region.

04:32pm – Former MP Bharatha Laxman Premachandra has been killed following a shooting incident, while MP Duminda Silva was admitted to the ICU. 10 others were also injured.

Remains of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra

About Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra 

Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was born on  January 26, 1956 and was educated at Ananda College Colombo.

Bharatha Lakshman showed a keen interest in politics from his schooling days and became an active politician at village level soon after leaving school.

He was elected to the Kolonnawa Pradeshiya Sabha in 1979 and became a popular political figure in the area. He was also appointed as the Kolonnawa Organizer of the Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya.

In 1988 Bharatha Lakshman contested for the Western Provincial Council in the first provincial council election from the United Socialist Front and was elected to the council. He represented the Western Provincial Council from 1988 to 1993.

In 1993 Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra contested from the People”s Alliance for the Western Provincial Council and was elected to the council once again.

Bharatha Lakshman first contested at a Parliamentary Election in the year 1994 from the People”s Alliance. He was selected to Parliament at this election securing 63,421 preferential votes and served as a parliamentarian until the year 2000.

At the time of his death he served as the Director General of Trade Unions at the Presidential Secretariat. Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was an active trade unionist and also served as the President of the Sri Lanka Gymnastics Association.

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