Hemasiri, Pujith further remanded till Nov. 19 | Daily News

Hemasiri, Pujith further remanded till Nov. 19

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara who were arrested on charges of criminal negligence and the failure to prevent or minimise the damage caused during the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, were further remanded till November 19 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage.

When the case was taken up before Colombo Chief Magistrate Jayaratne yesterday, Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Dileepa Peiris appearing on behalf of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that they wish to transfer this case from the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court to another magistrate’s court.

The Colombo Chief Magistrate acceded to the request and transferred the case to the Colombo Additional Magistrate’s court.

Filing a further B-report before the court, DSG Peiris stated that 68 financial institutions had submitted financial statements of Fernando and Jayasundara. DSG Peiris said they would obtain statements from 10 Parliamentarians and ministers. President’s Counsel Anura Maddegoda appearing on behalf of IGP Jayasundara informed the court that they had filed revision bail applications before the Court of Appeal seeking to release the accused on bail. Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage fixed further inquiries for November 19.

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