Hemasiri & Pujith remanded for 14 days

2019-10-09 at 15:56

Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, who was sent on mandatory leave, have been remanded until the 23rd of October over the Easter Sunday attacks case.

The order was issued by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne. Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, were produced before Court following the decision by the Colombo High Court to overrule the decision by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court to release the duo on bail, previously.

Issuing a determination on a revision application, Colombo High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi today ordered the Colombo Magistrate’s Court to once again remand IGP Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando.

The duo are charged with alleged failure to take measures to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks in April, or minimize the destruction caused, despite receiving prior intelligence information.

IGP Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando, who were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department on the 2nd of July, were granted bail on the 9th of July, on a Rs.500,000 surety bail each by the lower Court.

However, the Attorney General filed a revision application at the Colombo High Court against the decision by the Colombo Magistrate to grant bail to IGP Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando, on the 18th of July.