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AG to raise objections against FR filed seeking an order to arrest Karuna


The Attorney General is expected to raise preliminary objections against the Fundamental Rights petition filed seeking an order directing the police to immediately arrest and take necessary legal action against Former LTTE armed group leader Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, the Senior Deputy Solicitor General (SDSG) informed Supreme Court yesterday.

At a public meeting held in Ampara recently, Karuna Amman had allegedly stated that he is more dangerous than COVID-19 since he killed 2000 to 3000 Sri Lankan soldiers in one night at Elephant Pass and more in Kilinochchi.

SDSG Haripriya Jayasundara appearing for the Attorney General told that the petition cannot be maintained since it has not been filed within the stipulated one month time period (Time Bar). She stated that the petitioners cannot invoke Supreme Court jurisdiction over a massacre which took place in 2001.

Counsel Yalith Wijesurendra appearing for the petitioner informed the court that he is challenging Karuna Amman’s offensive remarks which he made recently.

Wijesurendra argued that his contention is regarding a “Hate speech” made by Karuna Amman, which could be prosecuted for committing punishable offences under section 3 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act. The Supreme Court two-judge-bench comprising Justice Priyantha Jayawardena and Justice Vijith K. Malalgoda fixed the petition for support on September 28.

This petition had been filed by B. Kalahepathirana, a teacher by profession naming Attorney General, Karuna Amman and Acting IGP as respondents.

The petitioner states that this statement can be considered as a ‘confession’ and a ‘boast’ about the gruesome crimes committed by Karuna Amman during the time he was a ‘Colonel’ and the head of the Eastern Province of LTTE. The petitioner states that many former LTTE members have been indicted for committing such crimes under the Penal Code and the Prevention of Terrorism Act and after trial has been found guilty and has been punished by the Court of Law in Sri Lanka.

The petitioner is seeking a declaration that the Government has violated the Fundamental Rights of the petitioner guaranteed under Article 12(1) of the constitution by not arresting and not taking necessary legal steps against Karuna Amman, the leader of Tamil United Freedom Front. The petitioner stated that under Article 12(1) all persons are equal before the law and are entitled to equal protection of the law.

 


AG to raise objections against  FR files seeking an order to arrest Karuna [2020.07.03 17:22]

The Attorney General is expecting to raise preliminary objections against the Fundamental Rights petition filed seeking an order directing the police to immediately arrest and take necessary legal action against Former LTTE armed group leader Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, Senior Deputy Solicitor General (SDSG) informed Supreme Court today.

At a public meeting held in Ampara recently, Karuna Amman had allegedly stated that he is more dangerous than COVID-19 since he killed 2000 to 3000 Sri Lankan soldiers in one night at Elephant Pass and more thousands in Killinochchi.

Supreme Court two-judge-bench comprising Justice Priyantha Jayawardena and Justice Vijith K. Malalgoda fixed the petition for support on September 28.


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