Written by Lahiru Fernando
07 Jan, 2016 | 6:25 pm
It was revealed in the Court of Appeal that a presidential pardon would be given to the individual accused of attempting to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena.
The accused, Sivarajah Jenigan, was handed a ten-year jail sentence and a fine of Rs. 10,000 by the High Court. However, the accused appealed the verdict, and the appeal was taken up by the Court of Appeal on Thursday, January 7.
Attorney-at-Law U.R. De Silva, who is representing the accused, informed courts that the appeal will be withdrawn as he has received information that the president is ready to pardon Sivarajah Jenigan.
The Deputy Solicitor to the Government, General A.H.N Navavi, stated that he has no objections against the accused withdrawing his appeal.
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