Duminda Silva likely to be released today

Former parliamentarian Duminda Silva, who has been jailed since 2016, is likely to be released today (24) following a Presidential pardon, The Morning learnt.

Legal sources told The Morning that the necessary arrangements for the release have been completed.

Silva was jailed in September 2016 after the Colombo High Court found him and several others guilty in the murder of former MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.