Colombo HC cancels Pujith’s & Hemasiri’s bail

2019-10-09 at 13:00

The Colombo High Court has annulled the bail granted by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, to Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, who was sent on mandatory leave and former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Hemasiri Fernando.

The order was issued by High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi.

NewsRadio court correspondent said accordingly High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi ordered the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court to once again remand IGP Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando.

The duo are charged over 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 Magistrate’s Court.

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