Easter Attacks: Court not pleased with documentation

Easter Attacks: Court not pleased with documentation

Easter Attacks: Court not pleased with documentation

Written by Staff Writer

19 Jan, 2022 | 5:57 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar on Wednesday (19) after perusing the documents produced by the prosecution against Ex-Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara over Easter Sunday Attacks, observed that it would have been wise if charges were not filed against the accused.

The Attorney General filed the case against the Former IGP for failing to take necessary action to prevent the 2019 April 21st Attacks.

Justice Namal Balalle made the observation when evidence was called in the court to confirm the documents marked as evidence from the prosecution.

Justice Aditya Patabandige said that it is the norm for the detectives to produce all documents subject to the investigations to the Attorney General and the Court, however, separate institutions submitting contradicting documents tarnish the faith placed by the general public on the CID investigations.

Chief Police Inspector Nimal Senaratne, who provided evidence while marking documents for the prosecution, said of the 31 marked documents, 6 did not contain originals, and originals of 2 other documents cannot be located.

The witness who was in charge of the Intelligence Reports Division of Sri Lanka Police Headquarters during the cross-examination by the defense said that all intelligence reports received by Ex-IGP Pujith Jayasundara on the attacks were directed to the Terrorist Investigations Division, Criminal Investigations Department, and other responsible divisions.

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