Hirunika makes public photo of father after shooting

Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra today made public a photograph of her father, Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, which was taken after he was shot dead in 2011.

The photograph which was published on her Facebook page, shows the body of her father with a gun-shot wound on his head.

“Everytime I see this picture I don’t think it’s real, because I only remember his handsome face with a smile on. For the first time in my life I am posting this picture.. not for your sympathy but for you to understand this is how ‘shot in the head’ looks like. Its impossible to live even a second after a shot like this… something to think about,” Hirunika Premachandra said in the post on her Facebook page.

The Parliamentarian released the picture days after former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva was found guilty of being involved in the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and was sentenced to death.

Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, a former Presidential advisor, and his bodyguards were murdered in October 2011 ahead of elections held at the time. (Colombo Gazette)