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Ex IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne will not be arrested over Lasantha Wickremetunge murder case - AG

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The Attorney General today informed the Supreme Court that there are no sufficient materials to arrest former IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne in connection with the murder of former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickremetunge.
Additional Solicitor General Ayesha Jinasena informed court that there is no imminent threat of arresting the petitioner Jayantha Wickramaratne in connection with this incident.
Accordingly, the petitioner sought Court's permission to withdraw the application following the Attorney General's assurance that he will not be arrested in connection with the murder of Lasantha Wickremetunge. Supreme Court three-judge-bench comprising Justices Preethi Padman Surasena, Kumuduni Wickremasinghe and Arjuna Obeysekera permitted the petitioner to withdraw the petition.
Supreme Court had earlier issued an Interim Order staying the arrest of former IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne in connection with the murder of former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickremetunge.
The Supreme Court had issued this order pursuant to a Fundamental Rights petition filed by Jayantha Wickramaratne.
Former IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne had been questioned by the CID in connection with the murder of former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickremetunga. The senior police officers including former IGP Wickramaratne were questioned by the CID over the notebook belonging to Wickrematunge that had gone missing while in police custody.
Through this petition, former IGP Wickramaratne sought the intervention of the Supreme Court to exercise the fundamental rights jurisdiction to prevent an imminent arrest of him in the Lasantha Wickremetunga murder case by the Criminal Investigations Department. 
President’s Counsel Gamini Marapana with  Navin Marapana PC under the instructions of Upendra Gunasekara appeared for the petitioner. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 15

  • Lol Thursday, 21 October 2021 05:49 PM

    Final verdict on next hearing:: No proper evidence. Case closed.

    Lion Thursday, 21 October 2021 05:56 PM

    The way that the A G s department behave people have lost confidence of it.

    Mokan Thursday, 21 October 2021 05:57 PM

    AG is a disgrace

    Sam Silva Thursday, 21 October 2021 06:05 PM

    Regardless you will be pardoned

    Ramesh Thursday, 21 October 2021 06:17 PM

    There will be no one will get arrested or get convicted. That is the rule of law of the country . Don't waste the time , go after the pickpockets and chain snatchers and punish them.

    Buddhist Thursday, 21 October 2021 06:21 PM

    Law and order and the Judiciary have gone to Dogs in SL.

    N SENA Thursday, 21 October 2021 06:48 PM


    Anne Karunaratne Thursday, 21 October 2021 10:10 PM

    Another "nidoskota nidahas"??!! How many more in line??

    Pantha Kumaran Thursday, 21 October 2021 10:11 PM

    It looks like Lasantha killed himself. In our Banana Republic law is in the hands of our President. Nothing can be done. God bless Lasanthas family.

    Rajkumar Nagarajah Thursday, 21 October 2021 10:15 PM

    Mr. President and the Team Is this the way to govern our country. Please do something to safeguard our country

    Lumbini Friday, 22 October 2021 04:24 AM

    You should be ashamed of yourself, Mr. AG.

    Ashan Friday, 22 October 2021 05:36 AM

    Premadasa thought he had the last laugh when Richard De Zoysa died.

    Sucker Friday, 22 October 2021 05:45 AM

    Our AG- man of the year!!!

    Rajkumar NAgarajah Friday, 22 October 2021 01:01 PM

    MR A.G If you are genuine, Please resign immediately to show respect to the Law.

    Bandakka Friday, 22 October 2021 11:10 PM

    Never say never.

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