Preliminary investigations of case against Pujith and Hemasiri conclude

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The case against IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando over the 2019 Easter attacks have been set to be taken up on October 23, as per an order of the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.

The duo is accused of allegedly committing a criminal offense by failing to prevent the coordinated terror bombings on Easter Sunday this year, even after receiving forewarnings on the attacks.

When the case was taken up today (17), Deputy Solicitor General of the Government Dileepa Peiris informed the court that the preliminary investigation with regard to the incident has been concluded.

Accordingly, the court ordered the Criminal Investigation Department to submit a progress report on the investigations when the case is taken up again on October 23.

The suspects of the case, IGP Pujith Jayasundara, who was sent on compulsory leave, and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando are currently released on bail.