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Three of the convicts who were sentenced to death in the murder of Former Presidential Advisor and MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra have filed appeals at the Supreme Court calling for their release.

It is reported that the appeals were filed by the first, fifth and seventh suspects in the case.

The appeals call for the death sentence issued by the Colombo High Court to be overturned.

Premachandra was killed on October 8, 2011.