Dates to hear FR petitions on Easter Sunday attacks

Dates to hear FR petitions on Easter Sunday attacks

Dates have been fixed by the Supreme Court for the arguments of 12 Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions, which were filed against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, former IGP Pujith Jayasundara and several other officials over the failure to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks.

The petitions were called before the seven-member judge bench of the Supreme Court this morning (Jan 15).

The bench consists of Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and Supreme Court judges Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena, L.T.B. Dehideniya, Murdu Fernando and Preethi Padman Surasena.

It has been decided to take up the petitions on; March 08, 09 and 10.