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The Supreme Court today directed the Registrar of the Court to issue notice to the Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasooriya to be present in Court on February 11 pursuant to the action filed by aggrieved Superintendent of Police J.R.Jayawardena against the IGP for the alleged contempt of court.

The Bench comprising Chief Justice Asoka de Silva, Justices N.G.Amaratunga and K.Sripavan made this order.

SP Jayawardena complained he had earlier been placed on compulsory leave and later restored in the service on the stay order issued by the Court,  and is now being interdicted with immediate effect in a nature  severe than before, allegedly to the same charges.

Saliya Peiris instructed by Gowry Shangary Thavarasha appeared for the aggrieved petitioner Jayawardena.

SP Jayawardena in his fundamental rights violation petition had alleged that he had been placed under compulsory leave on the allegation of bias as he was successful in ensuring free and fair elections at the last Presidential election.

The Court, on May 25 last year, granted leave to proceed with his petition challenging the purported order of the Defence Secretary to place him under compulsory leave with immediate effect for the alleged infringement of his fundamental right to equality and equal protection of the law.

The Court also granted interim relief suspending the operation of the decision to place him on compulsory leave until the final disposal of the said application.

He also alleged the IGP acted in disregard of the said interim order of the Court and complained to the Court that the IGP was in disregard and lower the authority of the Supreme Court and had thereby been brought to the Supreme Court into contempt. (S.S.Selvanayagam)


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  • krish Friday, 28 January 2011 02:59 PM

    Well done

    Voter Friday, 28 January 2011 03:03 PM

    Wonder of Asia! this happens only in the Banana Republic

    Karuna Friday, 28 January 2011 03:09 PM

    Hey the IGP has a Doctorate!

    dpl Friday, 28 January 2011 04:59 PM

    The inspector general of police is not ffit for the police . he should retired from service at the age of 50 years. srilanka politicians doing mockery of the police department and the officials.

    victoria Friday, 28 January 2011 05:13 PM

    Then finally end up as an ambasoder in the foreign diplomatic service?? That is the present Sri Lanka System

    victoria Friday, 28 January 2011 05:16 PM

    Even Mervin has??

    gona Friday, 28 January 2011 08:04 PM

    Too right, arrest the IGP and put him jail for contempt of court, the IGP is not above the law.

    zorro Friday, 28 January 2011 08:23 PM

    a doctor can be a thug too?

    saj Saturday, 29 January 2011 12:31 AM

    Please bring back Tunisian style revolosin and punise those corupt official.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Saturday, 29 January 2011 02:43 AM

    Disregard court order and contempt court by IG Police in-charge of Law and order in Sri Lanka. Can he continue as the IGP?

    Siri Saturday, 29 January 2011 02:58 AM

    Lesson from Tunisia, Algeria,Jordan and now Egypt is: Stick to the max. 2 terms. Beyond that even Mubarak, Ben Ali, RM or even MR can lose the common touch and fit to be overthrown.

    Imasha Saturday, 29 January 2011 04:35 AM

    Being the IGP and if he can't make the meddle with the documents; who can

    willows Friday, 28 January 2011 11:25 AM

    SP JR will go to jail and IGP MB will go smiling back to work??? what a land of wonders???

    Lion Saturday, 29 January 2011 05:59 AM

    We need radical reforms to overcome this ROT!

    desilva Friday, 28 January 2011 11:49 AM

    Have got anybody who respect the court judgement or law of the land?. Are we heading for democrazy or what?

    upul Friday, 28 January 2011 11:54 AM

    Hora Police !!!!

    Cobra Friday, 28 January 2011 12:15 PM

    Eye wash or what?

    Cobra Friday, 28 January 2011 12:17 PM

    ...and get another extension with a bonus to boot!!!

    Royalist Friday, 28 January 2011 12:18 PM

    What a shame on the Doctorate!


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