The Supreme Court today issued an Interim Order preventing the arrest of former Inspector General Jayantha Wickramaratne by the CID, over the ongoing Magisterial Inquiry into the killing of former Sunday Leader Editor late Lasantha Wickramatunge.
A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition had been filed in Court on behalf of the former IGP to prevent the imminent arrest of him by the CID.
The Petitioner cited Director of the CID, SSP Shani Abeysekara, OIC Nishantha Silva and Attorney General as respondents in the FR petition.
The Bench comprising Justice Eva Wanasundara, Justice Priyantha Jayawardena and Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya had issued the Interim Order preventing the arrest of former IGP until a final determination is made over the Fundamental Rights petition filed in court. (Shehan Chamika Silva)