The Supreme Court today granted leave to proceed with the 12 Fundamental Rights Petitions filed by several individuals against the former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General Of Police Pujith Jayesundera for their inaction to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks whilst having intelligence reports related to the attacks. Accordingly the petitions will be taken up for hearing on the 20th 21st and the 22nd of January in 2020. The seven member bench of Judges including the chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and Judges Buvenekka Aluvihare, Sisira De Abrew, L.T.B. Dehideniya, Priyantha Jeyewardena, Prassana Jayewardena and Murdhu Fernando fixed the dates for the hearing today. Formal Objections related to the Petitions should be submitted before the 8th of November. The Bench also ordered to Petitioners to submit their counter objections before the 6th of December.
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