FR filed by IGP re-fixed for support | Daily News

FR filed by IGP re-fixed for support

The Fundamental Rights petition filed by Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara seeking an interim order suspending the President’s decision to send him on compulsory leave following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks was yesterday re-fixed for support on September 17 by the Supreme Court.

A Supreme Court bench comprising Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya and Justice S. Thurairajah decided to re-fix the petition for support since the Supreme Court bench was not properly constituted.

The Secretary to the President through the Attorney General had filed objections against the Fundamental Rights petition filed by Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara who sought an interim order suspending President’s decision to send him on compulsory leave following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks.

Though this petition, the IGP Jayasundara further sought an interim order to suspend the appointment and confirmation by the President of Senior DIG C.D. Wickramaratne as Acting Inspector General of Police.

In his petition, IGP Jayasundara cited Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne, Constitutional Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya, Constitutional Council members Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorala, R. Sampanthan, Javed Yusuf, N. Selvakkumaran, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Bimal Ratnayake, Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala, State Intelligence Services Director DIG Nilantha Jayawardena, Chief of National Intelligence Sisira Mendis, former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and the Attorney General as respondents.

Senior counsel Viran Corea with Counsel Niran Anketell and Dushinka Nelson appeared for the petitioner. Additional Solicitor General Indika Demuni de Silva appeared for the Attorney General. Anuja Premaratne, PC, appeared for former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando.


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