AG requests Supreme Court to reject Pujitha Jayasundara’s affidavit

AG requests Supreme Court to reject Pujitha Jayasundara’s affidavit

AG requests Supreme Court to reject Pujitha Jayasundara’s affidavit

Written by Staff Writer

04 Sep, 2019 | 8:40 pm

Colombo (News1st) – Attorney General Dappula de Livera requested the Supreme Court to reject the affidavit of Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara, who was sent on compulsory leave.

The AG stated that the IGP made false and baseless allegations against him in the aforesaid affidavit. The AG informed the court that the affidavit presented on July 17th by Pujith Jayasundara accused the Attorney General of conspiring and raising criminal allegations against Jayasundara, together with the President, SIS Director DIG Nilantha Jayawardena and several others with close political ties.

Attorney General Dappula de Livera emphasized that raising such baseless and false allegations caused serious harm to his reputation being the Government’s Chief Legal Officer.

AG de Livera pointed out to the Supreme Court that the respondent had attempted to mislead the court with such acts.

The Attorney General requested the court to take action against Attorney-at-Law Viran Corea citing that the defence counsel had committed a serious offence by violating professional ethics and Supreme Court regulations and thereby committed contempt of court.

The AG noted that the defence counsel using the affidavit had attempted to make the court a political platform and requested the Chief Justice led full bench of the Supreme Court not to entertain such attempts.

The Attorney General further stated that he had not communicated with the President or any politician with regard to the April 21st attacks and stressed there is no need to have any correspondence.

After considering the submission, the Supreme Court Bench adjourned sittings for a brief period and returned half an hour later.

The CJ led Supreme Court bench informed the Attorney General to make his written submissions before 10:30 am tomorrow.

After considering the submissions, the bench would decide if they would reject the affidavit or not and issue an order tomorrow.

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