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Hearing of 12 FR petitions on Easter Sunday attack postponed

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The twelve Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed against former President Maithripala Sirisena, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and others in connection with the Easter Sunday coordinated terror attack have been postponed till June 07, 08 and 09 by a seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court.   

According to the petitions, the petitioners allege that their fundamental rights were violated by failing to prevent the terrorist attack on April 21 despite receiving adequate intelligence.

The twelve petitions were taken up before a seven-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and Justices Buwaneka Aluvuhare, Priyantha Jayawardena, L.T.B. Dehideniya, Murdu Fernando, S. Thurairajah and Gamini Amarasekara.

The petitions were earlier scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court for three consecutive days commencing from today. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • Christian Monday, 08 March 2021 02:22 PM

    SAME OLD STORY ONCE AGAIN .... WE NEED AN INTERNATIONAL INQUIRY FAST...

    Sam Terrence Patrick Monday, 08 March 2021 03:45 PM

    It is clear that the dirty politicians are interfering with the Justice. Its a bad sign.

    Earl Gunatillake Monday, 08 March 2021 03:47 PM

    Ranil is related to Mahinda and Sirisena is under the sarong of Mahinda... both are trying to escape keeping Mahinda.

    Kiris Babysingho Monday, 08 March 2021 03:49 PM

    Appa Sirisena and Ranil can escape from the in justice, but in front of the masses, they are waiting to see the out-come and after that the real action will take place.

    Katana Kallu Thomas Monday, 08 March 2021 03:51 PM

    May be a call either from President or Prime Minister. We know the game. But RW

    Roxen Silva Monday, 08 March 2021 03:53 PM

    If either Ranil or Sirisena dies before June, 07, 08 or 09 what will happen. Don't try to fool us, a major Political power is trying to save these two men.

    FF Monday, 08 March 2021 06:53 PM

    JUSTICE MINISTRY WANTS TO SET UP NEW COURTS TO FINISH CASES SOON. HOW CAN CASES FINISH UP SOON WHEN EVEN IN THIS CASE, IT IS POSTPONED BY ABOUT MONTHS.

    Sambo Monday, 08 March 2021 08:18 PM

    The public pays big bucks to maintain politicians and they should be held responsible. If not we don't need a government. Save that money to pay our debts.


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