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Former President’s appeal in Easter Sunday case on March 9

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The Colombo Civil Appellate High Court yesterday fixed for March 9 to consider the appeal filed by former President Maithripala Sirisena in connection with the Easter Sunday terror attack.

The order was issued when the petition was taken up before a Bench of the Court of Colombo Civil Appeals High Court comprising Frank Gunawardena and Saman Weeraman yesterday.

Relatives of those killed and injured in a series of terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday have filed a petition in the Colombo District Court seeking compensation. Then former President Maithripala Sirisena sought an order to dismiss all cases filed by one hundred and twenty eight members of the families who were injured, permanently disabled and victimized in the Easter attack.

Former President Maithripala Sirisena, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, former IGP Pujith Jayasundara, former Director of the State Intelligence Service Nilantha Jayawardena and the Attorney General have been charged in 128 cases.

An application was made before the District Court of Colombo on behalf of the Former President Maithripala Sirisena, to be discharged from the said cases. On January 7 2022, the Additional District Judge of Colombo District Court refused the said Application made on behalf of the former President. Thereafter, an Appeal Application was filed before the Colombo Civil Appellate High Court by former President Maithripala Sirisena challenging the order dated January 7, 2022 made by the Colombo District Court.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022 – 01:08

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