Written by Staff Writer
26 Sep, 2019 | 9:38 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Attorney General Dappula De Livera speaking at the Supreme Court today (Septemeber 26) stated that IGP Pujith Jayasundara, who is on compulsory leave, and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando can never be forgiven for the massive loss of life caused in the April 21st attacks, which might have been prevented if not for the lackadaisical attitude and inaction displayed towards the critical intelligence presented to them by National Intelligence Services.
The Attorney General made this argument as the case filed against the former Defence Secretary and the IGP was taken up for consideration today.
The Supreme Court decided to postpone the decision on whether it would provide leave to proceed or not, to a later date.
In his statement, the AG added that it was to the detriment of the nation that an IGP, who is responsible for 90,000 officers and was handed the sacred duty of ensuring the public safety, had become nothing but a courier who would simply receive and forward documents.
AG Dappula De Livera argued that there was reasonable suspicion that the IGP was conspiring with Zahran Hashim considering the fact that he did not properly investigate the incidents in Mawanella, Kattankudy and Wanathawiilluwa that preceded the April 21st attacks.
The three-hour submission made by the AG, saw him describing in great detail that his allegation that Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando had absconded their duties resulting in not just the loss of hundreds of lives and also the life-altering injuries of many others, but additionally, infringed on the fundamental rights of every Sri Lankan.
He demanded the highest sentencing possible for what he described as a serious act of crime.
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