March 1 judgement on former President Sirisena in Easter Sunday case
The appeal petition filed by former President Maithripala Sirisena seeking an order to
release him from the cases filed by 109 families of those who were injured, permanently disabled and prejudiced by the Easter attack was yesterday fixed for its judgement on March 1 by the Colombo Civil Appellate High Court.
The appeal petition was taken up before the Colombo Civil Appellate Court bench comprising Colombo High Court Judges M.B.B.S. Moraes and D.F.H. Gunawardena.
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. Former President Maithripala Sirisena sought an order to dismiss all cases filed by 128 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 Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, former IGP Pujith Jayasundara, former Director of the State Intelligence Service Nilantha Jayawardena and the Attorney General have been charged in 109 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.