AG to challenge Pujith & Hemasiri bail decision

2019-07-09 at 14:51

The Department of the Attorney General has decided to file a motion at the Colombo High Court challenging the decision by the Colombo Chief Magistrate to grant bail to Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and Former Secretary of Defence Hemasiri Fernando.

The Department is expected to file the motion before the Colombo High Court over the next few days.

IGP Pujith Jayasundara, who was sent on mandatory leave, and Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Hemasiri Fernando, who were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department on the 2nd of July were granted bail this morning.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne released the duo on a Rs.500,000 surety bail each.

 The CID is currently conducting a criminal investigation into the April 21st attacks and persons of interest are to be charged under the criminal code.