Pujith, Hemasiri ordered to be remanded

The Colombo High Court today (09) ordered to revise the bail order of the Colombo Magistrate’s Court and remand IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando.

The  High Court today delivering its decision on the revision application filed by the Attorney General, against the granting of bail to Inspector General of Police (IGP) and former Defence Secretary.

Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando were arrested and remanded for allegedly failing to prevent the terror attacks on Easter Sunday even after adequate forewarnings were received on the blasts.

However, the duo was later granted bail under the orders of Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

The Attorney General then filed a revision application against the granting of bail to the accused.

The Deputy Solicitor General had argued that the Magistrate’s Court has no authority to issue a bail order in this manner and therefore requested the High Court to revise the said bail order and issue an order to immediately place them back in remand custody.

The Colombo High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi had fixed October 09 to deliver the verdict on the revision application.