Basil FR petition: Justice Eva steps down

25 May 2015 10:39 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Justice Eva Wanasundara, one of the three-judges of the Supreme Court bench that is to hear the fundamental rights petition filed by former minister Basil Rajapaksa, seeking an interim order directing the Kaduwela Magistrate to release him from remand custody, declined to sit on the bench on personal grounds.
Justice Priyasath Dep was nominated to replace her.

This petition, which is to be heard in the Supreme Court tomorrow (27), before a three-judge Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice K. Sripavan, Justice Priyasath Dep and Justice Rohini Marasinghe.

The FR petition was earlier listed to be heard before Chief Justice K. Sripavan, Justice Eva Wanasundara and Justice Rohini Marasinghe.

Meanwhile, three other FR petitions filed by former economic development secretary Nihal Jayatilaka, former divineguma funds director general Kithsiri Ranawaka and Divineguma regional director Bandula Tilakasiri on this matter will also be taken up tomorrow by the same bench of judges.  The four FR petitions have cited 45 individuals including several ministers, Police Chief N.K. Ilangakoon and the Attorney General as  respondents.

The petitioners are also seeking a declaration that all steps taken in consequence of the gazette no.1901/20 of February 13, 2015 in regard to the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) are null and void and has no force or effect in law. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 12

  • sumith Tuesday, 26 May 2015 06:18 AM


    Chena Tuesday, 26 May 2015 06:26 PM

    She should resign from her position. This means she is not neutral and sided to MR

    Tikiri Bandara Tuesday, 26 May 2015 06:26 PM

    Eva Wanasundadre became CJ due to political patronage of Mahinda Rajapaksa. She is out now we can expect a fair deal hopefully.

    judge Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:55 AM

    One million changed in hands. Basil is free in the next hearing.

    Mallawa Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:02 AM

    Why two treatments for two brothers?

    saman Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:21 AM

    You have a responsibility to the people of Sri Lanka! Shame on people like you...

    willowsd Tuesday, 26 May 2015 03:38 PM

    got the message clearly and loudly?

    thakataia Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:05 PM

    Law and order and the whole jury services of Lanka is under threat. via DM Android App

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 26 May 2015 05:38 AM

    Whatever happens, no problem - final verdict should be BASIL SHOULD BE PUT BEHIND BARS.

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 26 May 2015 05:40 AM

    Basil is a culprit who looted our country with MR, his house should be Jail for lifetime.

    Horri Jimonis Tuesday, 26 May 2015 05:41 AM

    If Basil escapes the people will not allow him to life again.

    simon Tuesday, 26 May 2015 05:50 AM

    As usual the blame goes MR !

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