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SC allows former IGP to file retirement papers

The Supreme Court yesterday granted permission to the Attorney General’s request to file in court the retirement papers of former Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara.

The Court was informed that Pujith Jayasundara has recently retired from service. Accordingly, the Fundamental Rights petition filed by former IGP 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 January 27, 2021 by the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, Pujith Jayasundara through his counsel informed court that he would not seek interim relief at this moment since he had been retired from police service. However, the petition will be proceeded for violating the petitioner’s fundamental rights.

Through this petition, former IGP Jayasundara had sought an interim order to suspend the appointment and confirmation by the President of Senior DIG C.D. Wickremaratne as the Acting Inspector General.

In his petition, Jayasundara cited Senior Deputy Inspector General C.D.Wickremaratne, former Constitutional Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya, Constitutional Council members former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, former 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.


SC allows to file former IGP'S retirement papers  - [10.09.20 16.41]

The Supreme Court today granted permission for the Attorney General’s request to file in court the retirement papers pertaining to former Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara.

The Court was informed that Pujith Jayasundara has recently retired from police service.

Accordingly, the Fundamental Rights petition filed by former IGP Pujith Jayasundara seeking an interim order suspending President’s decision to send him on compulsory leave following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks was today re-fixed for support on January 27 next year by Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, Pujith Jayasundara through his counsel informed the court that he would not seek interim relief at this moment since he had been retired from police service. However, the petition will be proceeded for violating the petitioner's fundamental rights.

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


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