Written by Zulfick Farzan
14 Mar, 2022 | 11:29 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka on Monday (14) commenced the examination of 12 petitions that were filed seeking a ruling that their Fundamental Rights were violated as authorities failed to prevent the 2019 April 21st Attacks despite having intelligence information on the attacks.
The applications were taken up for examination in the presence of Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and Justice Priyantha Jayawardena, Buwaneka Aluviharare, Murdhu Fernando, L.T.B. Dehideniya, S. Thurairajah, and Gamini Amarasekera.
Former Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara, Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, Former President Maithripala Sirisena, Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the 2019 Cabinet of Ministers, and the Attorney General among others were named as the respondents in the applications.
The petitioners are seeking the Supreme Court to deliver an order to institute legal action against the respondents for failing to prevent the attacks and for the dereliction of their duties.
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