Written by Zulfick Farzan
25 Jun, 2020 | 8:37 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The Court of Appeal issued an Interim Order on Thursday preventing the Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar from proceeding with the case filed against 14 accused including Former Navy Commander, Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda, with regard to the abduction and enforced disappearance of 11 youth in 2008/09.
The order will be in effect until a final determination is reached with regard to the petition filed by Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda.
The petition filed by Wasantha Karannagoda was taken up in the presence of Court of Appeal President A.H.M.D. Nawaz and Justice Sobhitha Rajakaruna.
Former Navy Commander, Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda is the 14th accused in the abduction and enforced disappearance case.
According to News 1st’s correspondent, the Attorney General was ordered by the court to file written objections, if any, with regard to the petition on the 22nd of June.
Additional Solicitor General Sarath Jayamanne appearing for the Attorney General in court said a three-judge bench to examine the matter was appointed by the Chief Justice.
His objection claiming the Court of Appeal had no judicial power to issue an order in such a situation, was rejected by the Court of Appeal.
The Attorney General filed a case against the 14 accused with the Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar under 667 indictments for the abduction and enforced disappearance of 11 youth using white vans in 2008 and 2009.
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