BREAKING: Ex-Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara acquitted & released from easter case

BREAKING: Ex-Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara acquitted & released from easter case

BREAKING: Ex-Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara acquitted & released from easter case

Written by Zulfick Farzan

18 Feb, 2022 | 11:41 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar ordered to acquit and release Ex-Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara from all charges filed against him with regard to the case filed over the Easter Sunday attacks.

Earlier, the Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar unanimously ordered to acquit and release Ex-Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando.

The Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar on Friday (18) met to announce the decision on whether Ex-Police Chief Pujith Jayasudara and Ex-Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando will be released from the Easter Attacks cases, without calling for evidence from the Defence.

The Attorney General filed the cases against Fernando and Jayasundara on charges of criminal dereliction of duty for failing to take action to prevent the Easter attack despite receiving specific intelligence.

The cases were called up in the presence of Justices Namal Balalle, Aditya Patabendige, and Mohamed Irshadeen.

A total of 855 charges of criminal negligence were levelled against Pujith Jayasundera and Hemasiri Fernando, individually.

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