Appeal Court to take up Podi Lasi's petition
The Court of Appeal has issued notices to take up a petition filed by Janith Madushanka alias 'Podi Lasi' through his lawyer seeking an order from the prison authorities to take steps to ensure his safety.
The order was passed by a Judge bench comprising Judges A.H.M.D. Nawaz and Sobhitha Rajakaruna.
Accordingly, the Court of Appeal has ordered that the petition be recalled on 10 November and issued notices to the Boossa Superintendent of Prisons, the Commissioner General of Prisons and the Acting Inspector General of Police, who have been named as respondents.
In the petition, Podi Lasi has pointed out that he has received serious life threats and that Boossa Prison authorities are committed to ensuring the safety of the life of an inmate.