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Last updated: 12 October, 2011 - Published 17:44 GMT
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'Duminda Silva shot Bharatha Lakshman'
The driver of the slain Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra has told police that MP Duminda Silva fired at Mr Premachandra after he fell down to the ground.

Driver, Saman Shantha Perera's statement to the the Criminal Investigation Department ( CID) was presented to the Magistrate Court, Colombo on Wedneday.

He has stated that MP, Duminda Silva who arrived at the scene had assaulted Mr.Premachandra. Then, he had taken his pistol and opened fire at the fallen politician, driver Perera has said.

The court also ordered to remand a policeman arrested in connection with the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.

The policeman, Anura Thusara de Mel attached to the Mirihana Police Station served as a bodyguard to MP Duminda Silva.

CID, quoting driver of late Mr.Premachandra told court that the driver had identified the bodyguard Anura Thusara de Mel who had used a T56 assault rifle to fire at Mr. Premachandra, CID

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