Written by Zulfick Farzan
15 Sep, 2020 | 4:14 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka on Tuesday (14) dismissed the Fundamental Rights Application filed by Former Director of the Police Terrorist Investigations Division & Interdicted Deputy Police Chief, Nalaka De Silva.
The application was filed seeking an order be made claiming his arrest, under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act on the charges of conspiring to assassinate Former President Maithripala Sirisena and other High Profile Individuals, was illegal.
The matter was called up in the presence of Justices Priyantha Jayawardena, Vijith Malalgoda, and Yasantha Kodagoda.
President’s Counsel Sanjeewa Jayawardena appearing for the petitioner informed the court, his client is willing to withdraw the petition if an agreement can be reached to pay half his monthly salary from the day he was interdicted & for the future period, and if the Criminal Investigations Department withdraws from conducting its investigations.
Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris appearing for the Attorney General informed the court the payment of half a month’s salary is under consideration and the Acting IGP will be informed about the petitioners’ request.
The Supreme Court granted permission to withdraw the petition and dismissed the application.
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