Written by Staff Writer
06 Jun, 2019 | 8:24 pm
Colombo (News 1st): The Supreme Court today (June 6) informed that all the petitions filed regarding the 04/21 attacks will be taken up before a 7 judge bench.
The petitions filed requesting for action to be taken against the Inspector General of Police and the Secretary of Defence as they failed to take necessary action even after being informed of the 04/21 attacks, was taken up for consideration today.
The fundamental rights petitions were filed separately by the Saman Nandana Sirimanna a resident of Wennawatta, Wellampitiya who lost his two children in the explosion at the St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Jagath S. Vidanage, Nagananda Kodithuwakku, The Bar Association of Sri Lanka and three other Catholic Priests.
The Supreme Court bench comprising of Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew and L.T.B. Dehideniya who considered the petition stated that all of the cases will be taken up before a 7 judge bench on July 12th.
The bench ordered for all the relevant documents to be handed over to the parties to the petition within a week and for objections to be filed by the respondents within two weeks.
The Supreme Court informed the petitioners to file counter objections within a week after the objections are filed by the respondents.
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