SC to hear 12 petitions against Hemasiri Fernando and Pujith Jayasundara

SC to hear 12 petitions against Hemasiri Fernando and Pujith Jayasundara

SC to hear 12 petitions against Hemasiri Fernando and Pujith Jayasundara

Written by Staff Writer

02 Oct, 2019 | 1:51 pm

Colombo (News 1st): The Supreme Court today (October 2) decided to hear the 12 petitions filed against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, IGP Pujith Jayasundara (who is on compulsory leave) and Senior DIG Piyalal Dasanayake. The petition was taken up before a seven member bench comprising Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya.

The Bench ordered that the hearing will commence on January 20th and objections could be filed on November 8th. The Bench ordered objections could be filed on 6 December against the objections filed on the 8th of November.

Petitions have been filed seeking an order from the Attorney General to take legal action against those responsible, including former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara (on compulsory leave), who have not taken steps to curb the suicide attacks on 21st of April.

The petition was filed by Rev. Fr. Sarath Iddamalgoda, two priests, two businessmen and a group of petitioners including the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

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