Court issues notice on Sirisena

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Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage, having perused two private plaints on Friday (16), issued notice on former President Maithripala Sirisena to be present in Court on 14 October.

The plaintiffs have sought to name the SLFP Chairman as a suspect, over his failure to prevent the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks, after being forewarned of the attacks.

As per the notice, the Fort Magistrate ordered MP Sirisena, to make submissions to Court over the same, on the said date.

This was after Magistrate Gamage had considered private plaints filed by Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini and Yesuraj Ganesan, who had lost a leg after being caught in the Easter Sunday blasts.

President’s Counsel Rienzie Arsacularatne appeared for the plaintiffs.

The former President has been charged before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court, over his failure to prevent the said carnage, despite being forewarned of it, in his capacity as the then Minister of Defence.

By Hansi Nanayakkara