Will the Supreme Court consider IGP Jayasundara’s FR case?

Will the Supreme Court consider IGP Jayasundara’s FR case?

Written by Staff Writer

24 Jun, 2019 | 12:51 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The decision on whether the FR case filed by IGP Pujith Jayasundara regarding the decision to send him on compulsory leave, would be taken up is to be made on the 31st of July by the Supreme Court.

IGP  Jayasundara requests the Supreme Court to issue an order citing his Fundamental Rights were violated by sending him on compulsory leave without a justifiable cause.

Acting IGP C.D.Wickramaratne, Ex-Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and the Attorney General, the Speaker and the constitutional council have been named as the respondents in this matter.

The Petition notes, Pujith Jayasundara did not receive an opportunity to attend the meetings of the National Security Council from October 2018 as per the instructions of the President. It adds, the instructions were communicated to him by then Defence Secretary Kapila Vaidyaratne on the first week of October 2018.

The petition notes, DIG Nilantha Jayawardena – the Director of State Intelligence was ordered to report directly to the President. The IGP points that he first learned about the attacks on the 09th of April 2019 at the meeting for Intelligence Coordination.

The IGP in his petition adds, he was informed on the matter via a letter by the Chief of National Intelligence Sisira Mendis and he consequently directed it to 04 Senior Police Officers for further action.

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