Justice Priyantha Jayawardane today recused himself from the Bench which is hearing the Fundamental Rights petition filed by former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda seeking an Interim Order from the Supreme Court from being arrested.
The petition came up before the Bench comprising Chief Justice Nalin Perera, Justices Priyantha Jayawardane and Murdu N.B.Fernando and deferred for March 7 for support for granting Leave to Proceed
The petitioner cited officer in charge Nishantha Silva and Director Shani Abeysekera of the Organised Crimes Investigation Unit, as well as DIG CID Ravi Seneviratne, IGP Pujith Jayasundara and Attorney General as respondents.
Romesh de Silva PC with Sugath Caldera and Niran Ankatel instructed by Sanath Wijeyawardane appeared for the petitioner. Additional Solicitor General Viraj Dayaratne appeared for the Attorney General. (S.S.Selvanayagam)